London — Manchester City travel to Hoffenheim on Tuesday desperately needing a win to kick-start a Champions League campaign that began with a shock 2-1 defeat to Lyon for the competition favourites. There should therefore be no shortage of motivation for Pep Guardiola’s men, but one member of the squad will be especially keen to make a big impression back in Germany. Leroy Sane was one of the stars of City’s romp to a record 100 Premier League points and the League Cup last season. He was crowned Young Player of the Year in England thanks to a stellar return of 14 goals and 19 assists in all competitions. However, that still was not enough to earn him a place in Germany’s World Cup squad as Sane was surprisingly cut from Joachim Loew’s 23. Sane may have had the last laugh as the defending champions crashed out in the group stages — the first time in 80 years Germany had fallen at the first hurdle. The pace, direct running and eye for a quick shot at goal possessed by the former Sch...

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