Nagelsmann has clear expectations of ‘Shooting’ star Gnabry after photos in Paris

Updated on 01/23/2023 at 5:26 p.m.

  • Between two Bundesliga matches in Paris, Serge Gnabry earned some money as a model.
  • Not all social media users like this.
  • Coach Julian Nagelsmann comments on this ahead of the Cologne game – as well as Thomas Müller’s role.

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Football pros on the podium instead of the green field are nothing new. But such extravagances have often been divisive in the past. At least if they weren’t coordinated with the club and especially the head coach.

Serge Gnabrys An additional income is his Bayern coach Julien Nagelsman initially no thorn in the side – if the performance of the national player is good. Next, Nagelsmann has no problem with the dresser’s detour at Paris Fashion Week.

“In general, I am convinced that a player can do whatever he wants in his free time,” the Bayern Munich coach said in Munich on Monday. “The important thing is that the right answer is always on the pitch.”

Gnabry had rushed to Paris for a trip to the fashion show over the weekend, posting photos of photoshoots in unusual outfits on social media. In addition to praise – for example from the moderator Laura Wontora and his team-mate Leon Goreatzka, who expressed their approval of the images in the emojis – there were also some critical comments shortly after the early German World Cup exit, for example from “ungor876”: “In the past , many national and professional players were idols and Today many have lost all connection with the grassroots and would rather be pop stars and aspiring idols.“paulgrxndl”, wrote Gnabry, “You are a footballer, not a fashion designer… focus on that and don’t run on the catwalks in Paris.”

Julian Nagelsmann: “No requirements for leisure”

There are no requirements for leisure activities, Nagelsmann said. Nevertheless, Gnabry is under observation on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. / Sat.1 and Sky) at the Allianz Arena against 1. FC Köln.

“I have to justify certain days off or plans to my bosses and explain why Sunday was free or why we don’t train after a 1-1 draw,” Nagelsmann said three days after the Leipzig game. “Of course, I’ll get it at some point – when social media is full of various shoots whistling the argument chain, and then it’s about bringing us the answers on the ground. Then, whatever whether you were in Paris or not.”

The Munich coach highlighted Gnabry’s role as an employee – albeit in a different salary dimension. “Generally, as a normal employer, you can’t tell your employee that they have to go to church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, have lunch at 12 p.m., take a nap at 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. is ‘ Leopard, Lion & Co.’ on ARD,” Nagelsmann said.

Nagelsmann: ‘If the performance isn’t good, it’s not good for me’

“I think it’s important that everyone can spend their free time in a way that makes them happy. doesn’t fit me, it’s not right for me,” Nagelsmann explained.


Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann during the Bundesliga match at his former club Leipzig on January 20, 2023.

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Gnabry had good experiences with 1. FC Köln as an opponent. The winger has scored eleven times in nine Bundesliga games against Rhineland. Cologne started with a furious 7-1 against Werder Bremen after the winter break.

Bayern Munich striker Serge Gnabry during the Bundesliga match in Leipzig, Germany on January 20, 2023
Bayern Munich striker Serge Gnabry during their Bundesliga match in Leipzig January 20, 2023. Gnabry sets up the visitors’ opening goal to make it 1-0 through Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting.

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“They play with a lot of courage, often with an open visor. We have to bring emotion onto the pitch and defend ourselves,” said Nagelsmann, whose side secured the Bundesliga top spot with a 1-0 draw. -1 at RB Leipzig on Friday. Before the game against Cologne, central defender Dayot Upamecano had to stop training with Bayern Munich due to a toe problem. However, Nagelsmann speculated that the Frenchman could feature against the Rhinelanders.

Nagelsmann has yet to make a Müller decision

Nagelsmann expects a better attacking performance against 11th-placed Cologne than against Leipzig. The structure of the game was not optimal against the cup winner, the team lacked rhythm, the 35-year-old former Leipzig coach criticized. He left it open whether Thomas Müller was in the starting XI this time. “It’s always about assessing training and playing performance, including momentum,” Nagelsmann said. He has not yet decided on the Müller question. (dpa/hau)

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