Lille star Renato Sanches talks about his difficulties at Bayern
“There have been ups and downs in my career. But that's part of football, ”said the midfielder in an interview on Monday in the“ RMC ”program“ Breaking Foot ”. "The most important thing is that you don't give up because you don't know what comes next."
Sanches came to Bayern from Benfica Lisbon in 2016 after being named best young professional at the European Championships. But he had problems adjusting to the level. He also couldn't manage his loan in the 2017/18 season at Swansea. "We are getting older and are realizing that we have to develop in certain aspects, especially when things don't go as we want them to," he said. "I think I'm more mature today than a year or two ago, but I'm still the same player on the pitch, I still have the same qualities and I feel good."
Then the Portuguese international became more specific. “I didn't get along in the first year. I wasn't prepared because it was a sudden change for me. "
Sanches continued: “I had only been a professional at Benfica for six months and suddenly I went to one of the best clubs in the world and when I got there everything was very different. But from the second year onwards I adjusted, I wanted to stay, but unfortunately it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. Nevertheless, it was important to play at Bayern, I learned a lot. I grew up there. "
Sanches also denied that he had lived unprofessionally in Germany. “People talk a lot without knowing anything. They are not part of my everyday life. My lifestyle was that of a normal teenager. I trained, went home, spent most of the time at home, and sometimes went to the restaurant like everyone else, "said Sanches, who can only explain the criticism:" If things don't go well on the pitch, people go looking who don't really know you, for reasons to explain it. But I had a normal life and was professional. "