Julian Nagelsmann asked Serge Gnabry to transfer his football field mentality into professional football. The coach had “tried to make it clear to his 26-year-old winger that he could bring this football field mentality to the Bundesliga or Champions League pitch,” as Nagelsmann said kicker betrayed.
Gnabry “always shows weaker performance when he thinks too much”. But if he succeeds “in not being too brainy about his actions, he is very good at one-on-one, playing very well in depth and a good combination player. Serge has everything to confirm the form”.
Gnabry has already recorded five scorer points in six competitive games for FC Bayern this season. For the German national team, he scored three times during the last international break.
In the 4-1 win at RB Leipzig on Saturday, Gnabry had to be replaced shortly before the break because of a lumbago. For the Champions League game on Tuesday at FC Barcelona, he is questionable. “It’s going to be very tight, you have to see if it’s enough,” said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic on Sunday Sky.