Serge Gnabry was delighted to help Bayern Munich win the Champions League and hopes it will serve as a springboard for further success.
While Gnabry lacked his usual threat upfront on Sunday, he remained effective to help Bayern Munich defeat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions League final.
It marked yet another impressive chapter for the winger, who was once deemed not good enough only four seasons ago at West Brom on loan from Arsenal. Fast forward to today, it’s a different story altogether.
Gnabry has developed into a world-class talent and is perhaps one of Bayern’s most vital players, alongside Robert Lewandowski, after becoming a European champion for the first time in his career.
“Winning that trophy is the best thing that could have happened,” he told BT Sport.
“The spirit we talk about came through and we are the best team in Europe. It was always going to be difficult and in the end we came through.
“As long as it was 0-0, they have some incredible talent, lucky they didn’t score and happy we did.”
The future looks bright for Bayern, indeed. Not only do they have experienced pros like Lewandowski and Thomas Muller still in their prime, but promising young talents like Alphonso Davies continue to push the club forward.
These developments have led Gnabry, who is still only 25 himself, to feel hopeful of more success in the future.
“For sure, it has always been said the spirit in this group is crazy, we have a strong bond and hopefully we can build on it,” said the German.
Kingsley Coman, who has suffered his fair share of gruesome injuries in the last couple of seasons, scored the match-winner through a header in the 59th-minute from Joshua Kimmich’s cross.
Gnabry added: “The King helped us extremely.
“We knew it was going to be difficult for them and for him to come in and score was incredible.”