Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry grew up playing as a center-forward, but his professional career has seen him mostly in a wide-role as a winger.
When recently asked what position he prefers, Gnabry could not really offer a clear-cut response as he enjoys playing forward — whether it is centrally as a striker or on the outside as a wing. “(It is) Difficult to say. I have a little more fun in the center, because that’s the position I’ve always played in my youth,” Gnabry said in an interview with SPOX and Goal. “But on the wing, whether right or left, I also feel good. The main thing is that I play offensively.”
Under Hansi Flick, Gnabry had a defined role operating as wing, but it will be interesting to see what Julian Nagelsmann envisions for the talented 25-year-old. Gnabry, of course, played for Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim, while on a one-year loan away from Bayern Munich. The partnership was successful for both parties as Gnabry compiled 10 goals and seven assists in 26 games across all competitions that season.
When posed the question on whether or not he would want to make the move to right wing-back should Nagelsmann opt for a back-three based formation, Gnabry did not sound overly thrtilled with the idea, but would also not turn down the assignment.
“I’d rather not,” Gnabry said as he laughed. “In general, I have more fun in a more offensive position. But if the coach puts me there, I’ll play there too.”