When it comes to Serge Gnabry, his talent has never been in question.
“He’s creative, he can score goals, right and left-footed, good strength, good penetration, very, very clever with the timing of his runs,” said ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger last year about the striker he signed took a 15-year-old from Stuttgart.
âHe can be a number nine, a number 10 … he’s a very intelligent player. I knew he was going to have a great career. ‘ The only thing that delayed this was for the 25-year-old star from Germany and Bayern Munich to put his body in order so his abilities could show through.
Germany’s Serge Gnabry has matured into a good player and England should watch out for him
He was described by then West Brom boss Tony Pulis as not of the “required level” while on loan
Gnabry’s professional transition, from which he barely got a kick during his West Brom loan, to series trophy winner and record-breaking German national player is well documented and is regularly used as a stick to beat then Baggies boss Tony Pulis.
Pulis didn’t help himself by contemptuously claiming Gnabry was not at the “required level”; his later explanation that Gnabry’s fitness problems were the root of his struggles with hawthorn was perhaps a fairer reflection.
Always knowing what he had found at Gnabry, Wenger admitted that he was “very sad” when he decided not to sign a new Arsenal deal to return to Germany in 2016 to allow more opportunities for the first team Find. It is evidence for Gnabry that the whole world could now see what Wenger was doing.
“It is always a player’s decision to have a special career,” said former Werder Bremen coach Alexander Nouri Sports mail.
âSome players don’t make the effort to live the lifestyle of a professional athlete. Serge’s decision at the time was’ Hey, I want to have a special, extraordinary career ‘and he put a lot of effort into it.’
Arsenal then sold him to Bundesliga club Werder Bremen and, after a successful year, moved to Bayern before he was loaned to Hoffenheim under today’s Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann (right).
Bremen, where he worked under Nouri, was Gnabry’s first stop after leaving Arsenal. He arrived with renewed confidence in August 2016 after helping Germany win Olympic silver and become joint top scorer.
His faith was further strengthened by Bavaria’s trust in him and that a move to Germany’s largest club was planned. Nouri remembers Gnabry’s goals, especially in the first half of the season, which helped Bremen in difficult times, but also of his considerable efforts off the field.
“The most important thing for him was to stay healthy,” said Nouri. Gnabry suffered some disturbing injuries in the second half of the campaign, but this did not reflect his commitment or commitment.
In addition to regular training with the team, Gnabry worked physically on himself and also with what Nouri called a neuroathletic coach on brain, spatial awareness and awareness exercises.
“I saw him prepare for a game, cover one eye and stand on one leg and do some exercises,” said Nouri. âYou notice all of this, talk to him and get this picture. “Hey, this guy, he really wants to achieve something,” said Nouri.
Gnabry said how good it was to learn from Arjen Robben (left) and Franck Ribery (right)
After a season in Bremen, Gnabry won the U21 European Championship under Stefan Kuntz – the top scorer in the EM 96 semi-final equalizer against England – and then moved to Bayern.
They awarded him to Hoffenheim, where he flourished under Julian Nagelsmann, who is also known for his love of detail and his openness to innovation and who will be Gnabrys coach at Bayern again next season.
In 2018 Gnabry returned to Bayern, made an impact and also shone for Germany. His improved form and fitness coincided with another move outside of the field, a switch to a vegan diet. Gnabry has played at least 38 appearances in each of his three seasons at Bayern.
Watching his development from afar, Nouri could see that Gnabry – the fastest player in German history to score ten goals in his first eleven internationals – has become a player capable of meeting all three requirements Days for a top club like Bavaria.
The 25-year-old, who has won three Bundesliga titles with the German giants, is expected to face England on Tuesday afternoon in the European Championship game of the last 16 at Wembley Stadium
“But it didn’t surprise me because I knew he’d put a lot of work into it,” said Nouri. “And it started with Werder Bremen.” Nouri met Gnabry again at the Hamburg hotel when Germany was playing in the city almost two years ago.
Nouri said, ‘He told me,’ Alex, I learned a lot from [Franck] RibÃ©ry and [Arjen] Seals. These guys took every training session with so much dedication and always wanted to win.
“Their will to win every training session, every game, their work ethic and work ethic was incredible.” He learned a lot from these guys what it means to be a real competitor at this level and to become a great player. ‘
Gnabry has now succeeded Ribery as Bayern’s number 7 and will become an important part of the German squad in hopes of knocking England out of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday.
In the last two games in London, Gnabry has scored four times at Tottenham and twice at Chelsea.
Confirmation, if necessary, that the Gnabry who is now returning to England is a very different proposal than the one who left five years ago.