Julian Nagelsmann, the current head coach of Bayern Munich, has shown his faith in Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry, stating that they are not out of the game despite their recent struggles. The duo has faced criticism for their inconsistent performances, but Nagelsmann believes that they have the potential to turn their form around and play a crucial role for the team.
Leroy Sané was signed by Bayern Munich from Manchester City in 2020 for a fee of €49 million. The German international was expected to be a key player for the Bavarians, but his performances have been far from convincing. He has managed just four goals and five assists in 24 appearances this season, which is a poor return for a player of his caliber.
Similarly, Serge Gnabry has also struggled for form this season. The German winger has been a key player for Bayern Munich in recent years, but he has failed to replicate his form this season. He has managed just four goals and two assists in 22 appearances, which is a disappointing return for a player who scored 15 goals last season.
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Despite their struggles, Julian Nagelsmann has backed both players to bounce back and make a significant impact for the team. In a recent interview, Nagelsmann stated that “I’m convinced that they have the quality to be important players for Bayern Munich. They are down, but not out. They have the potential to turn their form around and play a crucial role for the team.”
Nagelsmann’s faith in Sané and Gnabry is not unfound. Both players have shown in the past that they can be match-winners for Bayern Munich. Sané was instrumental in Manchester City’s Premier League title-winning campaign in 2018-19, where he score 10 goals and provided 10 assists. Similarly, Gnabry was one of the standout players for Bayern Munich in their treble-winning campaign in 2019-20, where he scored 23 goals in all competitions.
Nagelsmann’s approach with Sané and Gnabry has been to keep them motivated and give them the necessary support to regain their form. In a recent press conference, Nagelsmann stated that “I try to give them confidence and to help them find their best form. I believe in their ability and I know that they can be important players for the team.”
It is worth noting that both Sané and Gnabry have been affected by injuries this season. Sané missed several games due to a knee injury, while Gnabry has been hampered by a muscular problem. These injuries have disrupted their rhythm and prevented them from gaining momentum.