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Gnabry hungry for more silverware after missing out on the DFB-Pokal

Serge Gnabry
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The Bayern Munich winger has a taste for collecting silverware and was less than impressed after letting the DFB-Pokal slip through their fingers.


Serge Gnabry has revealed that his side’s loss to Holstein Kiel on the DFB-Pokal has left a bitter taste in their mouths as they look ahead to the Club World Cup.

Last season, Hansi Flick’s side were unrivaled as they secured three trophies in the Champions League, Bundesliga, and DFB-Pokal and they fully intended to defend all three while adding a few more to the Bayern trophy cabinet.


Bayern has already added the UEFA Super Cup and the Champions League and Bundesliga titles are still in their sights but the German giants are already out of the domestic cup.

Losing to second division side Holstein Kiel still infuriates Gnabry with the winger saying he would like another shot as winning a title instead of resting with the busy schedule they have.


Speaking to Goal and DANZ Gnabry made his feelings quite clear:

“We have mixed feelings. We’re still angry about giving away a title and being knocked out in a game like that.

“But of course it’s also good to be at home for a week and not have to go back to full speed after three days, but to be able to train for a change.

“However, at the end of the season, winning the cup would probably make me happier than the few days I didn’t have a game.”


The annoyance of missing out on the DFB-Pokal is something that is shared with everyone at Bayern both on and off the field and the former Arsenal winger did reveal that he has a good relationship with boss Hansi Flick.


“Of course, he’s also upset because we were eliminated in the cup. But as a coach, you have to move forward, because the next game is always just around the corner, and you have to win it again.

“We’ve managed to turn things round relatively well recently and have been successful in recent games.”


Since being knocked out of the DFB-Pokal, Bayern has gone on a four-match winning streak and currently have a seven-point lead at the summit of the Bundesliga. With domestic duties now in check, attention turns to Qatar and the chance to lift yet another trophy with the Club World Cup taking place.

Bayern will face Al Ahly in the semi-finals with Tigres and Palmeiras squaring off in the other semi-final and the former Arsenal man desperately wants another title to add to the club’s collection.


Gnabry said: 

“We are all looking forward to the competition and a few days in the sun. But the goal, of course, is to win another title, which would be the sixth.

“We all really wanted the tournament to take place. So we are looking forward to it.”

Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.