Manchester City’s Leroy Sane has vowed to come back stronger, after being excluded from Germany’s 2018 World Cup squad.
Sane was a surprise omission from Joachim Low’s 23-man squad for the tournament in Russia.
The winger was a key member of City, who won the Premier League title with a record 100 points and he was named the PFA Young Player of the Year.
Sane was one of four players who failed to make the final cut, along with Bernd Leno, Jonathan Tah and Nils Petersen.
In a post on his official Twitter page, the 22-year-old wrote: “Thank you so much everyone for your encouraging messages yesterday and today.
“I’m obviously disappointed I won’t participate in the World Cup but I have to accept this decision and I’ll give it my all to bounce back stronger!
“Nothing but the best of success to the DFB [Germany] Team in Russia. Go get that title!”