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Media watch: Sane can become Premier League great

MEDIA WATCH: Sane has been predicted to be one of the Premier League greats in today's media...

MEDIA WATCH: Sane has been predicted to be one of the Premier League greats in today's media...

Leroy Sane, Ederson and Manchester City’s clash with Leicester all feature in your Saturday media round-up…

Firstly, we start with Leroy Sane after he was awarded the October Player of the Month.

While it’s no surprise to us that our star was recognised, the media believe that he will become one of the Premier League greats!

90min.com has listed four reasons why they believe our midfielder will be a key name in the top flight for years to come.

The website have stated that his progression, age, physical attributes and the guidance of Pep Guardiola will be the reason behind his Premier League status.

The website said: “Ever since his arrival back in 2016, Leroy Sane has excited English football fans with his electric pace and goalscoring ability.

“The winger has become a key player for Pep Guardiola's side this year after proving that he's one of the perfect wingers for the 4-3-3 system put in place by the Spaniard. 

“The German is in an ideal squad with one of the best managers in the world, meaning his development will be sped up.

“Judged on his performances so far this year, the winger has no ceiling and can easily become a Premier League great.”

Next up, Goal.com have been analysing our ‘keeper: Ederson.

The website shared their thoughts on Pep’s coaching style with the stopper, and wrote: “Consider the difference between Ederson’s out-and-out 'goalkeeping' statistics this season and what are traditional 'outfield' skills.

“Simply put, Ederson with Pep’s guidance is obliterating the distinction between goalkeeper and outfield player. You get the impression that even if City were playing an actual outfielder in goal then there wouldn’t be much difference in their success.

“He’s only made 15 saves – the lowest number of any goalkeeper in the league - and his save percentage is just 68 per cent. That ranks somewhere in the middle of the league’s shot stoppers and proves he’s not in the team to keep the opposition out.“He has faced just 22 shots on target in total – the lowest in the division – and conceded just seven times.

“City have constructed a system whereby their goalkeeper is not having to be a goalkeeper and in turn he is rewarding his team-mates for that with the passes that are getting them going.

Finally before our test away at the King Power Stadium, the Manchester Evening News has shared their thoughts on what they’re expecting from the upcoming Premier League clash.

The newspaper is expecting this to be one of our toughest games so far this season.

The MEN wrote: “The Blues' chosen method of tackling such rustic English traditions has been to keep the ball, and press the opposition quickly and effectively when they do lose it.

“Leicester will be expecting that and will no doubt try to set Vardy in behind the City defence, or get Riyad Mahrez's quality on the ball as directly as possible.

“In that regard, this could well be one of City's sternest tests as they seek to extend their English record run of 15 straight wins – and will be a yardstick against which they can measure their progress over the last 11 months.”

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