Gnabry expecting "drastic" improvement

02 August 2021 03:06:55 GMTPlus11
Gnabry accepts Bayern will take time to gel

Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry admits it will take time for the players to take on new manager's Julian Nagelsmann's ideas but insists the club will "be ready" for the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season.

In their German Bundesliga opener, Bayern Munich can be backed at 13/20 to beat Borussia Monchengladbach, who are 10/3 to win with the draw 7/2.

New era

The Bavarians have dominated the domestic scene in Germany in the last decade, having won each of the last nine top-flight titles.

But after a successful spell under Hansi Flick, who led the club to the treble in 2019-20 before taking the German national team job this year, Bayern are under new management.

Former Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has since taken the reins at the Bavarian giants and has helped bring talented defender Dayot Upamecano to the club.

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But Munich have endured some challenging results in pre-season, failing to win any of their last four friendly matches.

And while some have suggested the team are struggling to gel, Gnabry maintains it is normal for a team to take time to "internalise" a coach's ideas and affirms his side will be ready for their league opener against Gladbach.

Upturn coming

Speaking about the club's pre-season friendly results, Gnabry said: "It's just the usual process - we haven't played with each other for a couple of months and most of us have only been training for a week.

"That's why it'll take time for everyone to get up to speed and for us to internalise the new coach's ideas.

"The situation will drastically improve with time but I'm sure we'll be ready."

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