Manchester City and Germany winger has said that the Chelsea defeat in the league encounter last week was a reality check for the Citizens.
“It is always kind of annoying and it hurts, to lose especially a big game,” Sane told Sky Sports. “We were really disappointed because even at the beginning the game looked in control and we had quite a few chances.”
“I think everyone could see again that at a high level it is really difficult and hard to play. I think this game was a little bit of a wake-up call, but we are still really hungry, everything is still really tight, and still kind of early.”
“I think sometimes we make some simple mistakes in our game, like simple passes when we are not really awake, or 100 per cent focused on the beginning, we can lose and miss goals.”
The Chelsea team were far more ruthless and buried their two chances while City were wasteful serving a lesson to City that the competition in England is never over.
Chelsea’s new system of play proved to be another kryptonite for City who had been excellent in the league so far. Chelsea will however hope that City do not learn to hard a lesson as the Citizens are still far ahead and looking to canter away in the league once more.