• News

Bayern Munich: Naglesmann confirms Gnabry decision after fashion trip fallout

Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich
© Ace Football

The German winger attended the Paris Fashion Week despite Bayern’s busy schedule in the Bundesliga.

Serge Gnabry will start on the bench for Bayern Munich in their upcoming match against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Already under pressure for his poor form, Gnabry took a trip to Paris Fashion Week last week. His visit came between Bayern’s Bundesliga matches against RB Leipzig and Koln. 

Julian Nagelsmann started Gnabry in his side’s 1-1 draw against Koln. But his underwhelming display convinced the manager to substitute him for Kingsley Coman after the first half.

Speaking after the game, Hasan Salihamidzic slammed the German international for taking the trip.

Private Internet Access

“That is amateurish. It’s exactly what I don’t like,” the Bayern director said. “It’s not Bayern Munich to go messing around when you have a day off.

“A day off is meant to be for resting yourself so that you can push on in the next game.”

Nagelsmann has now confirmed he’ll start Kingsley Coman in Bayern’s next Bundesliga match against Eintracht.

“[Serge Gnabry] had the chance to show a reaction against Cologne,” Nagelsmann told a news conference. “Against Cologne he was not outstanding so it is clear that this [trip to Paris] is magnified by the media.

“We had a good chat and I explained him my view of things and I told him the substitution against Cologne was not because of the Paris trip but performance-related.

“We have a player, [Kingsley Coman], on the bench and he has done really well and he will start tomorrow.”