Sadio Mane has opened up on his recent run of low form for Bayern Munich and admitted it has proven challenging to adapt after leaving Liverpool this summer.
The forward got off to a fast start with the Bundesliga giants, scoring four goals in his first four games. However, he has endured a difficult spell of late, with a six-game goal drought leading to scrutiny over his worth, but he looks to have ended that with a strike in Friday’s 4-0 thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen.
Mane made the decision to leave Liverpool for Munich in the summer, arriving at Bayern in a deal worth £35.1 million after six years at the Merseyside.
The victory was Bayern’s first in five Bundesliga games, with Julian Nagelsmann’s side left third in the table behind Union Berlin and Freiburg.
When speaking to Uefa.com, Mane Mane accepted that the transition to a new club and culture was “not easy,” but stressed that he is “very happy.”
“It is going well. Switching from one club to another is not easy. I spent eight very nice years in England, six years at Liverpool [after] two at Southampton, and now I am in a new country. “
“It is not easy because everything changes so suddenly: people, training, everything.”
“Everything is changing so it is not easy at all. I need to adapt. I knew that and it came as no surprise. It is happening just the way I imagined it.”
“People here are welcoming, and they’re real players. People around the club are amazing so I am very happy.”, the Senegalese forward continued.
Bayern Munich sporting director, Hasan Salihamidžić had previously taken to the defence of the Senegalese international after a poor start to the season which saw him score three goals in seven appearances prior to the Bayer Leverkusen’s thrashing.
Sadio Mane scored 120 goals in 269 appearances for Liverpool and received six major awards during his time in Jurgen Klopp’s team who are still adjusting to life without the attacker, –who was consistently outstanding throughout his tenure at Anfield.