Premier League: Leroy Sane hails 'unbelievable' Manchester City teammate Raheem Sterling after West Ham rout
Germany international Leroy Sane netted after being set up by another Raheem Sterling assist as Manchester City raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time.
London: Leroy Sane hailed Raheem Sterling as "unbelievable" on Saturday after the England winger inspired Manchester City to a 4-0 rout of West Ham.
Sterling was unstoppable at the London Stadium as Premier League leaders City racked up their eighth successive win in all competitions. He set up the opening goal for David Silva and tapped in the second himself with a cool finish from Sane's cross.
Germany international Sane netted after being set up by another Sterling assist as City raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time. It was a ruthless display from the champions and all the more impressive coming off the back of a two-week international break.
Sane, who scored his second in stoppage time, admitted Sterling was the key to the latest swaggering show from Pep Guardiola's side.
"We are all happy that we won here, especially away and after an international break," Sane told CityTV, adding, "before my first goal we did a lot of passes. Raheem had an eye for me in the middle.
"Raheem is unbelievable. A great guy, how he has played this season he has improved a lot. It's really exciting to play with him. He has the hunger to score more goals. I'm really happy for him. Everyone can see we are really motivated to win the games," said Sane.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply
He joined Leipzig from Man City in January last year and an initial 18-month loan deal became a permanent transfer a fortnight ago.
European football matchday: Manchester City face upbeat West Ham; depleted Juventus travel to Hellas Verona
Manchester City holds a 10-point advantage over Manchester United and Leicester as the Premier League leader plays at a West Ham side unusually elevated in fourth place
Premier League: Manchester City defender John Stones hails Ruben Dias' impact in his first season at club
Stones has started 15 times with Ruben Dias this season, with City conceding just two goals during these instances, and the England international feels it comes down to the work on the training ground, irrespective of whom he teams up with.