Hasan Salihamidzic, the sporting director at Bayern Munich, has acknowledged that Sadio Mane, a forward, still needs “time” to adjust to the Bundesliga.
Mane scored three goals in his first three Bundesliga games for Bayern Munich, getting off to a quick start.
The Senegal international, however, went five games without scoring, two of which came in the Champions League just before the break.
And Salihamidzic has now revealed that he regularly speaks with Mane, who he described as one of the best players in the world.
Speaking on Mane’s situation at Bayern, Salihamidzic told Bild: “Sadio still needs a bit of time. He has to get used to the Bundesliga, but he will – I speak regularly with him.
“Sadio is one of the best players in the world, we will still have a lot of joy with him.”
Mane joined Bayern Munich from Liverpool during the summer transfer window.