‘Such fouls can break bones’: Leroy Sane ‘lucky’ to escape injury after ‘vicious’ foul, claims Joachim Low
- Leroy Sane was on the end of a nasty tackle from Milan Pavkov against Serbia
- The Manchester City midfielder had to receive treatment during the 1-1 draw
- Germany boss Joachim Low believes the winger was ‘lucky’ to escape unharmed
The visitors finished Wednesday’s night’s 1-1 draw with only 10 men after Pavkov was sent off in stoppage time for a horrendous foul on Sane.
Pavkov missed the ball and stood on the ankle of Sane, who received medical treatment on the pitch before hobbling off.
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Germany winger Leroy Sane was on the end of a ‘vicious’ tackle from Serbia’s Milan Pavkov
Pavkov stood on Sane’s ankle in the final minutes of the friendly draw in Wolfsburg
Germany boss Joachim Low claims Sane was ‘lucky’ to escape injury following the tackle
The Manchester City winger has insisted that he is ‘fine’, to the relief of his manager who claimed: ‘It was a vicious foul.’
‘Sane was lucky and got away with not getting hurt but such fouls can break bones.’
Following the draw in Wolfsburg, the 23-year-old reassured fans by writing on Twitter: ‘Thanks for your messages – don‘t worry, I‘m fine.’
Sane added that Germany still had ‘some room to improve’ as they look to rebuild following their disastrous World Cup campaign – when they were knocked out in the group stages.
Until Pavkov’s late red card, Serbia had impressed in holding Germany to a draw on Wednesday night. Leon Goretska cancelled out Luka Jovic’s first-half opener to ensure it wasn’t worse for the home side.
Sane required treatment following the nasty tackle while Pavkov was sent off on Wednesday