Leroy Sane claims Pep Guardiola “reprogrammed” his game during their time working together at Manchester City.
The Germany international joined Bayern Munich earlier this summer and will look to improve even more with the newly-crowned European champions from next season.
The 24-year-old spent four seasons working under Guardiola, winning two Premier League titles and multiple domestic cups.
Some believe the pair never fully saw eye to eye at the Etihad and this was partly why Sane decided to move back home to Germany.
But the winger denied feeling his "freedom" or "individual quality" were stifled under Guardiola at City, claiming it was through personal choice why he left.
In fact, Sane praised Guardiola for his tactical and managerial brain and for teaching him new things about football.
Sane told Kicker : “In positional play, in the general perception of the entire game, in tactical behaviour both offensively and defensively – Guardiola downright reprogrammed me.
“It's the simple movements that make you think, 'Oh, never'.
"But when you implement them, you realise very quickly that Guardiola is right.
"What he advises helps a lot, it makes the game easier and faster. Tactics are the most important thing to him.”
Sane reiterated that he did not fall out of love with football in England and left City because he had a feeling it was the right thing to do.
Back in July he said: “It was not anything about Man City or anything else – that we’d now won everything or that I’d now lost the hunger or anything like that.
“It was just me personally. I just had a feeling and that’s why I came to this decision.
“Obviously we won a lot in these four years but Bayern Munich also won a lot! I just had a personal feeling for myself.”
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