Niko Kovac full of praise for unstoppable Serge Gnabry

    Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac has pinpointed the qualities of the in-form forward Serge Gnabry, who enjoys October of his dreams

    Gnabry’s rise to the stardom begun on October 1 when he made a massive contribution to Bayern’s 7-2 dismantling of Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League at the Spurs’ new stadium.

    All four of his shots on target were accurate and powerful enough to prevent Hugo Lloris from making a single save, with each of them coming in the second half.

    In fact, the German’s performance against Mauricio Pochettino’s side was so astonishing that he became the 11th player in history to receive a 10/10 rating from the French outlet L’Equite.

    After finding the net in Bayer’s 3-2 win over Paderborn in the Bundesliga, the 24-year-old also scored a goal and provided an assist in Germany’s 2-2 home draw with Argentina in an international friendly last week, maintaining his free-scoring form.

    It didn’t take long before the journalists rushed to Niko Kovac to ask him about the Bavarians’ revelation of the season so far.

    “He’s developed really well, but he can still get even better,” said the 48-year-old. “Let’s just wait and see what happens. If he can stay healthy and keep a clear head, he’ll continue to develop.

    “He’s world-class. There’s nobody else with his abilities in the Bundesliga.

    “He can shoot with his left or right foot, but he could exploit his pace better in the final third and go deeper every now and again, as he’s a real weapon there. He’s a great guy.”

    The reigning Bundesliga holders head to Augsburg on Sunday looking to bounce back after a shock 2-1 home loss to TSG Hoffenheim on the eve of the international break, with Gnabry expected to start from the first minute.


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