Serge Gnabry determined to take his game to the next level

Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry teased that there is more to come from him as he seeks to raise his game in “all areas”.

Gnabry proved to be a great success in his debut campaign at Bayern and even challenged established stars Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery for a spot down the flanks.

The former Arsenal winger finished last season with 13 goals and nine assists in 42 appearances across all competitions. Only the ever-prolific Robert Lewandowski, in fact, outscored him for Bayern.

But not even the Pole star could beat Gnabry to Bayern’s Player of the Season award, with the German finishing comfortably ahead.

And Gnabry will likely become an even bigger part of manager Niko Kovac’s plans next season following the loss of Robben and Ribery this summer.

At 23, though, the Germany international hasn’t even reached his prime yet and now plans to unleash more of the hidden potential deep inside of him.

“Last season, I had to get used to a new club, where there’s always the pressure to succeed, and to new players. We also played in the Champions League, which was new to me, too,” said Gnabry on the Bundesliga website.

“Of course you reflect on your own performances, but I’ve tried not to think too much about certain things.

“It starts all over for me [now]. I want to improve – in all areas.”

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Reports have linked Manchester City star Leroy Sane and Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona with a summer move to Bayern to help fill the void left by Robben and Ribery.

And the Bavarians would, probably, welcome either of the duo with welcome arms ahead of what will likely be another tense title showdown with Borussia Dortmund.

Last season saw Bayern claw back a nine-point deficit in December to win an eighth consecutive Bundesliga crown by two points from Dortmund after taking the battle into the final day.

“It doesn’t get much tighter, with the title going down to the final day,” said Gnabry.

“But we shouldn’t be making mistakes and having to rely on what Dortmund do. We have to win our games.

“Even so, it was a successful season for us. We won two titles – nobody can take that away from us.

“We lost to Liverpool in the Champions League, and they went on to win it, so there’s nothing really to complain about there.

“I think we can hang with them, and that’s what we’ll do again this season.”

MUNICH, GERMANY – MAY 18: Serge Gnabry of Bayern Munich lifts the trophy following the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Eintracht Frankfurt at Allianz Arena on May 18, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)


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