Michael Ballack Says Leroy Sane’s Germany World Cup Snub Makes No Sense

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The Standard (UK)

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack can’t come up with a “sporting reason” behind Leroy Sane’s omission from the 2018 World Cup squad.

“He’s shown all his qualities and could have been a big influence at the World Cup with his abilities,” Ballack said recently during a PR event. “I was really looking forward to seeing such a player at this tournament.”

“I can’t really see any sporting reasons behind it. Forget it, there is no photo finish for me. The position Julian Brandt plays in, you need a lot of fantasy to believe this. He’s just not on Sane’s level. Sane plays for a bigger club, plays alongside better players.”