Gnabry slammed in and swooped down on Lyon’s defenses before uncovering his first goal with his 3-0 semi-final victory.
Gnabry’s phenomenal progress at Bayern
Dietmar Hamann admits Serge Gnabry has made “phenomenal” progress at Bayern Munich and supported him to make a difference in the Champions League final against PSG. Gnabry slammed in and swooped down on Lyon’s defenses before uncovering his first goal with his 3-0 semi-final victory. The 25-year-old struck 15 minutes later to take his tournament score to nine in as many appearances, while he also recorded two assists. Only teammate Bayern star Robert Lewandowski, who scored late against the French side, has proven more productive in Europe’s top club competition this season. His performances earned praise from Hansi Flick, who stated that the former Arsenal striker is becoming “world-class.” At the same time, club legend Oliver Kahn credited Bayern coach for his role in the player’s development.
Serge Gnabry always serves the team
Hamann has been impressed with Gnabry’s performance since joining Bayern and believes he will be critical in Sunday’s final. “Serge Gnabry certainly played a big role in the semi-finals against Lyon,” Hamann admitted. “His development at Bayern was phenomenal, and his goal was world-class! After dribbling down the penalty area, developing such strength and power when shooting is great art. Like Robert Lewandowski, Gnabry always serves the team. The fact that they have set a Champions League goal record together underlines their importance for Bayern’s offensive. They are not only two absolute top players but also two guarantees of victory. These players often make a difference in the final.” Hamann is confident that the Bavarian giants can surpass the champions of Ligue 1, but urged the coach to give Benjamin Pavard should be returned into the starting XI, if he fit.
“Bayern should not be planning miracles right now, but keeping what made them so strong under coach Hansi Flick,” he added. “They are immodestly self-confident again and rightly have the widest chest of any European team. If they take it out on the pitch, I’m very confident.” The question of whether Benjamin Pavard will be 100 percent for the final after his long injury remains exciting. If it is in top form, I would bring him back from the beginning. Because with Joshua Kimmich, you have better stability in midfield. Thiago is a brilliant player, but he is not a winner of the ball. You will need this trait more against PSG than against Barça and Lyon. But as a coach, you make these decisions based on your gut and still have Hansi Flicka has always had the right instinct.”