Bayern Munich: Serge Gnabry eager to bounce back after tough season

Serge Gnabry had a difficult season with Bayern Munich. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Serge Gnabry had a difficult season with Bayern Munich. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich has enjoyed a lot of success in the last two seasons. They managed to win another treble and also become the second European club to win a sextuple. Along with a lot of success, there were few disappointments in terms of not defending a couple of titles.

Rekordmeister suffered a shock defeat against Holstein Kiel in DFB Pokal. It was probably the biggest upset in German football this season. The German Champions were also knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-final by Paris Saint-Germain on away goals. The defeat against PSG ended the club’s dream of becoming the second club in Europe to defend the CL title.

Even though there was disappointment in cup competitions, Die Roten continues to dominate Bundesliga. They managed to clinch record ninth consecutive league title with three games to go in the Bundesliga campaign.

Serge Gnabry will be lifting his third title at the club. However, he couldn’t play a bigger role this season as he did during the treble-winning campaign. While speaking to Spox this week, Gnabry admitted that he is disappointed with his and Die Roten’s season. The German winger is eager to bounce back next season.

"“I’m not happy with myself. My goal was to improve my goal and assist rate. I couldn’t do that. Unfortunately, there were too many games in which I missed very good chances. I have to work on that.”"

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Gnabry has managed ten goals and six assists this season, which is significantly less than last season. The German winger had 23 goals and 14 assists last season across all competitions. It is a significant dip, but inconsistency for a young player like Gnabry is understandable. The German winger had started well with a hattrick against Schalke, but goals dried up for him as the season progressed. (Stats courtesy: Transfermarkt)

Despite a quiet campaign, Serge Gnabry is expected to play in the false nine role for Germany at Euros in the summer. The 25-year-old forward will be looking to have a good tournament to end the year strongly. A good Euros will give Gnabry the confidence to get back to his best next season.

Die Roten will need both Leroy Sane and Gnabry to improve the productivity in the final third next season. Robert Lewandowski did the bulk of scoring this season, while Kingsley Coman improved his decision-making to chip in with goals and assists.

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The German duo should ideally target 20 goals across all competitions. Serge Gnabry has previously managed to get such numbers, so there should be no big concern at the club about him. Since he improved significantly at Hoffenheim under Julian Nagelsmann, it will be interesting to see Gnabry under the same coach in Bavaria from next season.