Leroy Sane insists that Chelsea will be the team to push Manchester City in the title race, while Liverpool will also be dangerous.
Leroy Sane believes Maurizio Sarri’s blues pose the biggest threat to Manchester City’s Premier League crown this season.
The Blues finished fifth last season, outside the Champions League places and 30 points adrift of runaway champions City.
But Sane believes the arrival of Sarri, who City faced twice in the Champions League last season when he was in charge of Napoli, will rejuvenate Chelsea.
Leroy Sane believes Maurizio Sarri can turn Chelsea back into title contenders
When asked who will be the biggest threat to City, Sane said that: “I think Chelsea because they have brought a really good coach.
“If you have seen how Napoli played last season, it was really, really attractive and really good. We really suffered against them.
“They will need some time to get really used to his tactics. They could be really tough.
“Also Liverpool too – they bought really good players. They could be really strong next season.”
Leroy Sane has put his World Cup heartbreak behind him
Sane is currently with City on the club’s preseason tour of the United States.
The 22-year-old was surprisingly left out of Germany’s World Cup squad but he insists he has put that behind him and is focused on improving on last season, when he finished as the PFA’s Young Player of the Year.
Sane said: “I am looking forward. It has motivated me too. I still want to be on the pitch playing in a World Cup and I will work harder.
“Of course I was disappointed at the beginning but I tried as soon as possible to leave it behind me and to focus on myself – to get mentally back stronger and to look forward.
“Coming back to preseason with my team, I wanted to have full focus on my team and on next season.”
City have made just one signing so far this summered