MX23RW : Sunday, October 21 09:01:50

Pep Guardiola challenges Leroy Sane to emulate Ryan Giggs

Guardiola challenges Sane to emulate Giggs
© Offside
Pep Guardiola says that there are similarities between Leroy Sane and Ryan Giggs, but admits that the Manchester City winger still has a lot to work on.

Pep Guardiola has insisted that "it is too early" to compare Leroy Sane to Ryan Giggs, but has challenged the Manchester City winger to one day reach the same level as the Manchester United legend.

The 22-year-old has earned comparisons with Giggs thanks to his impressive wing play this term, contributing nine goals and 12 assists to the Citizens' Premier League title success.

City boss Guardiola believes that Giggs is a good benchmark for Sane, who the Catalan acknowledges needs to replicate this season's showing over a number of years to be in the same category.

"It's too early," he told reporters. "They are left, quick, for full-backs it's not easy to face them. But Ryan is a legend in world football, not just in Manchester United, England, Wales.

"Leroy has a good target to try to emulate Ryan Giggs. The most important thing for Leroy is consistency during the games. One guy or two guys can play good for a short period, but he's been good during a long period - excellent.

"His consistency was the most valuable thing. His quality speaks for itself. With Leroy and [Raheem] Sterling you have a feeling. The most exciting part as a manager is that he has a gap. He has space to be a better player.

"It depends on them - especially Leroy and Raz. They can be better with the basics - understand the game. Both of them have huge potential. We cannot forget they are only 21 and 22."

Sane has emerged as a rumoured summer transfer target for European champions Real Madrid.

Share this article now:
Leroy Sane in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on December 16, 2017
Read Next:
Lampard makes Sane, Giggs comparison
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Belgian Pro League
Eredivisie
Russian Premier League
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Australian A-League
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
5Arsenal86021910918
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account