Leroy Sane insists Bayern Munich are behind him as he looks to kick on after a difficult start to life at the Allianz Arena.
Sane's form has been mixed since leaving Manchester City in the summer, and he has failed to offer a serious challenge to Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman on the wings for Hansi Flick's side.
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."
Sane was also asked about his relationship with Pep Guardiola at City, where he insisted he always had a good relationship with his former manager, despite reports to the contrary.
“Pep and I had a good relationship. He raised me to a completely new level. Mainly by working on little things: with which foot do I take the ball in which situation and how? What is the best action to open the space?
“Other coaches tell you that too, but he really did it every day until I did at some point have a little man in my ear with his voice that told me what to do when and how.”
“He doesn't stop when he sees that you've improved. He'll find something new to work on with you tirelessly. If I hadn't moved to Manchester, I probably wouldn't have reached that level."