Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been released from international duty by Germany.
The German FA broke the news via Twitter on Friday afternoon, reporting that Sane had left the group for ‘private reasons’ following a chat with boss Joachim Low.
Sane had been a second-half substitute less than 24 hours earlier when he came on in the 83rd minute of Germany’s 0-0 draw with France in the Nations League.
He will now miss Sunday’s friendly against Peru.
A statement published on Twitter confirmed: ‘Following discussions with head coach Joachim Low, @LeroySane19 has left the team hotel in Munich for private reasons and will not be available for #GERPER.’
Sane has yet to start a Premier League match for City this season and was left out of Pep Guardiola’s squad for this month’s 2-1 win over Newcastle after failing to impress his manager in training.
SANE FOR GERMANY
U21 caps: 10
U21 goals: 5
Senior caps: 13
Senior goals: 0
City’s next game is at home to Fulham on September 15.
Sane’s departure from the Germany group comes less than a week after team-mate Toni Kroos urged him to improve his body language.
Real Madrid midfielder Kroos said: ‘Sometimes you have the feeling with Leroy’s body language that it is all the same whether we win or lose.
‘He has to improve his body language. He’s a player who has everything you need to be world-class player but sometimes you have to tell him he has to perform better.’