Following the omission of Leroy Sane from Manchester City squad for the weekend’s Premier League match against Newcastle, striker Gabriel Jesus says no player can feel his place is safe.
The Germany international, who arrived last summer, surprisingly failed to make the bench for Saurday’s 2-1 home victory for the defending champions
Sane, who was not selected in the Germany World Cup squad, had featured in City’s four previous matches this season, although his only start was in the Community Shield which saw him hauled off at half-time.
Reports at the weekend suggested Pep Guardiola had not been impressed with his attitude and application — something the manager denied in his post-match press conference — but it appears the 22-year-old has some work to do to get back into favour.
Jesus admits it is a wake-up call for all the players.
“It is normal with this amazing squad (a player can be left out),” said the Brazil international.
“On Saturday it was Sane, but in the future, it’s going to be me or other players too. I’m going to work hard to avoid that from happening to me, though.