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Pep Guardiola believes that there is still room for improvement for Leroy Sane.

The German was simply spectacular during our recent record-breaking season, registering 14 goals and 19 assists over 49 games.

This season, Leroy continues to impress, but Guardiola still believes that the winger has more to offer.

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When asked about Sane’s maturity, Pep explained: “I’m pretty sure becoming a father helps in many senses.

“But I think he played a lot last season, we only had one left winger and he had an incredible season, but we will see.

“We are just in December but I have the same feeling as with Raheem - he can do better.”

Pep has touched on the importance of his squad’s depth in recent weeks, and ahead of the Watford game the boss was asked once again about the competition for places.

Pep stated that choosing between the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Sane is one of the toughest situations.

“It’s not easy, many players don’t play and I’ve said many times this this is the toughest period - it’s the toughest situation,” the boss added.

“For example, Vinny (Kompany) didn’t play in the last game but in training you see him and he deserves to play. Nico Otamendi was the most important central defenders for us last season and when we achieved 100 points that was because of Nico. Now, this season he is playing less and it is what it is.

“When Sane plays he has to play good, it’s the same with Raheem.”

Watch the second part of the press conference in the video above…