The low point of his early Bayern career came when he was recently substituted 36 minutes after coming off the bench, and he was naturally the subject of speculation over his status at Bayern after that win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Reflecting on the incident with Der Speigel, Sane said: "When I saw my number on the substitution board, I knew there would be discussions about me.
“When someone like Thomas Muller stands up for you so strongly in front of the TV cameras, this shows you that the team accepts you. I know that the club is behind me, otherwise they wouldn't have brought me. But I'm working very hard to get there."