It’s insane how people aren’t taking Leroy Sané more seriously during the lead-up to the EURO 2024 tournament hosted by Germany. As one of the top players of the German national team, his participation should be instrumental to a German tournament win, right?

Can Leroy Sané Take Germany to a EURO 2024 Title?

This doesn’t look like the case for Sané. Despite Sane’s insane dribbling ability and change of pace speed that allows him field maneuverability, he won’t be leaving any EURO 2024 players in the dust anytime soon.

  • Sent off for Pushing in November: During a 2-0 friendly loss match in November 2023, Sane ended up pushing Philip Mwene of Austria intentionally to the ground, leading to a disappointing 2023 for Germany all-in-all. This unsportsmanlike conduct has grave implications for EURO 2024.
  • Leroy Sane is Now M.I.A.: Leroy Sane will be missing in action for the upcoming European Championship tournament despite Germany being a host for the festivities due to his significant act of aggression, thus ruining the host nation’s preparations for the event.
  • A Waste of Promise and Potential: Leroy is right up there with Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo as among the top best active players in the league. He might even miss out on Ronaldo’s final international games or matches in the tournament thanks to his ban.
  • How Good is Leroy Sane? Leroy Sane is insanely good. Aside from his pacing abilities and dribbling prowess, he’s also one of the highest paid players in the world today. The German footballer debuted for Schalke 04 back in 2014 then became part of Manchester City in 2016 for a £37 million fee. He’s that hugely valued.
  • Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? For the most part, people have accepted Leroy’s punishment and have moved on. It’s particularly the case with Hansi Flick, who nominated five debutants for the German national team as they prepare for matches against Belgium and Peru.
  • Other Missing Key Players: Aside from Leroy Sane, the other missing key players of Germany include Antonio Rudiger and Jonas Hofmann. This is a huge blow for the host country of EURO 2024 because the trio played significant roles in the 2022 World Cup.
  • Banned from Germany’s Next Three Games: Because of the heat of the moment, Leroy has ended up banned for the next international games for shoving Mwene. This is a major blow to Germany’s championship ambitions for EURO 2024.

Indeed, Leroy Aziz Sané is one of the top German national team players and serves as Bundesliga club Bayern Munich’s winger. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be in light of the latest developments that has happened just this January 2024.

The home court advantage and automatic bidding of EURO 2024 host Germany should help it at least perform superbly throughout the tournament of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) league, if not become EURO champions altogether.

However, it’s not that simple. Sure, they won’t be fighting against the qualifying national teams from all over Europe in any Away games (they’re all in 10 venues within Germany). However, they haven’t won the EUROs since 1996.

Which Countries Have The Most EURO Championships Though?

• Germany and Spain are the Winningest Teams: In the history of the EURO tournament by UEFA, the most “winningest” national teams are Spain and Germany. They’re among the most successful EURO champions in EURO history, with them winning it three times a piece. If Germany wins EURO 2024, they’ll have one EURO win over Spain.

• France and Italy as well as Everyone Else: As for the second most successful EURO champions, that’s both Italy and France. They each have two EURO wins. There are then six other national teams that have won the EUROs once—Portugal, Greece, Denmark, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union.

• The Uncrowned Kings of the EUROs: The biggest almost-wins of EURO history include England, Belgium, and Yugoslavia. The three countries and their national teams have qualified for the final but stopped short of winning against EURO champions. In basketball terms, they’re the Utah Jazz of the EUROs back in the Nineties.

• Will Germany Triumph with 4 EUROs? The former EURO champions and 2014 World Cup winners have an undoubtedly solid team—arguably the best in the world—but in UEFA European Championship terms, they’ve had a championship drought since 1996 despite tying with Spain as the winningest champions in UEFA history.

• What about The Other Potential Winners? Among the most promising teams are France as headed by Kylian Mbappe. France has two wins and is tied with Italy. If it wins the EURO 2024, it then raises itself on the level of Spain and Germany. England is also gunning to get its first EURO win since forever as an uncrowned king.

• Portugal’s Legendary Ace: The sport legend Cristiano Ronaldo is gunning for giving his home country Portugal glory by helping them win a second EURO and putting them on the same pedestal as France and Italy. This is an important tournament for Ronaldo as well, because it might be his last set of international matches.

Germany, including when it was known as West Germany, has won three EURO championships, which is equal to what Spain has won. As hosts of EURO 2024, the tournament is their best bet at becoming the country with the most EURO championships instead of sharing a tie of championships with their fiercest rival Spain.