Leroy Sanéhad a picture of himself tattooed on his back, cheering after the goal he scored in the Champions League. He had to suffer for four days. And then he regretted it. The goal Sanécelebrated on the artwork on his back was the 5-3 he scored in a thrilling game against AS Monaco. Unfortunately, the goal for Manchester City was not enough to make it to the next round.
Last season, Sané switched to Bayern Münich and now he has also had the tattoo changed. The Manchester City logo has been changed to the logo of the shirt of the German national team. It can remain, even if Sane changes club again.
‘I was young, today I would make a different choice’, Sané told the German newspaper Der Spiegel. ‘I was the type who had to run into a wall first, even when it hurt. Only then could I learn from it.’
If Sané suffers from a bit of delusional self-importance, he can be forgiven. The sports heritage within his family is impressive. His mother was a top gymnast and won a bronze medal in rhythmic gymnastics at the Los Angeles Olympics. His father, Souleymane Sané is a 55-time international for Sénégal. And his mom and dad didn’t hesitate to turn up the pressure. His first name Le Roy should be pronounced le Roi: the king. And if that’s not enough, his first name also refers to Français Claude le Roi, the national coach who called up his father for the national team of Sénégal.