Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry burst on to the global scene in a big way during the 2019/2020 season as he showed the world exactly what fans in Germany had already known: The player is a special talent.
The 2020/2021 campaign, however, was not as fruitful — or productive — for the 25-year-old. That is something that the Germany international wants to change as soon as possible.
“I’m not happy with myself. My goal was to improve my goal and assist rate. I couldn’t do that,” Gnabry said in an interview with SPOX and Goal. “Unfortunately, there were too many games in which I missed very good chances. I have to work on that.”
Gnabry finished his season with 11 goals and seven assists in 38 games across all competitions this season.
If there was a silver lining from the campaign, it was that Gnabry avoided the little, nagging injuries that had plagues him throughout his career.
“Yes, I hardly had any injuries, I only had to sit out once because of Corona,” Gnabry said. “That’s definitely something positive to take away from this season.”
As far as what it will take to meet his own high expectations for an individual game, Gnabry was pretty direct.
“I have to have a lot of good actions for my team and, best of all, score a hat trick,” Gnabry said. “I usually analyze shortly after the game on the bus or on the way home: What was good? What was wrong? What could I have done better? Sometimes things go, sometimes they don’t. You have to accept that. The important thing is never to give up.”