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Sane takes confidence from comeback

Leroy Sane said his injury comeback with Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad (EDS) has giving him a confidence boost as he looks towards returning to first team action.

The German completed 57 minutes as the EDS beat Arsenal 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium, his first appearance since suffering a knee injury in our Community Shield win over Liverpool six months ago.

“It felt really good,” he said afterwards.

“It was good to get a general feeling of how it is to be back on the pitch and how quick it can all be.

“There’s still a gap until I’m 100% and on the level I was before. There’s no doubt about that, but generally, everything feels good.

“I feel confident and I had no problems, so I am happy with today.

“Of course it would be good if I could get back as soon as possible to the best I can be, like I was before. But I’m not putting a lot of pressure on myself to do that.

“I have to get used to the tempo and how quick it is because if you’re out for the time I was, you have to get up to speed.”

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