Sane has travelled with his crew for City’s Champions League match at Basel
Monday, February 12, 2018
Sane was initially dominated out for as much as seven weeks on the finish of January after a late deal with from Cardiff defender Joe Bennett left the Germany winger with ligament injury.
However, the 22-year-old has travelled with City to Switzerland forward of the primary leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in opposition to Basel on Tuesday – 5 weeks forward of schedule.
“I am surprised (he is fit),” mentioned Guardiola. “He has worked very hard. He is not in perfect condition but he wants to help us.”
City have blazed a path on this 12 months’s Premier League and sit 16 factors clear of closest challengers Manchester United whereas they sailed by the Champions League group stage.
They are among the many frontrunners to go all the way in which in Europe’s elite membership competitors, however when requested whether or not his expenses are prepared to take action, Guardiola responded: “I don’t know but I have confidence in the guys.”
City have solely as soon as progressed past the last-16 of their final six makes an attempt however captain Vincent Kompany believes they belong within the competitors.
He mentioned: “If there is a year, a moment when the club is ready to feel at home (in the Champions League) then it’s now.”
City stay in competition to finish an unprecedented clear sweep of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup honours however Kompany added: “Quadruple talk – none, but winning the next game and the next game – always.”