Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn advised fashionista Serge Gnabry to clean up.
Following a reprimand from sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, the conflict continued on Saturday following Gnabry’s trip to Paris Fashion Week on his recent day off.
Salihamidzic called Serge Gnabry an “amateur” after the German striker returned from Paris to deliver a disappointing performance in a Bundesliga draw against FC Cologne on Tuesday.
Salihamidzic felt that instead of spending his free time in Paris last Sunday, Gnabry should have rested between games to make sure he was at his best to turn on the Bayern style.
Gnabry was only a substitute in Saturday’s game against Eintracht in Frankfurt. It was the third game in a row in which Bayern went 1-1, reducing their lead in the Bundesliga to one point.
Kan, speaking before the game, said that the best way for a player to respond to any criticism is to make sure that his game on the field was flawless.
“If I know that now is not the best time, then I should go on the field, score three goals and be the best man. That would be my response to a similar topic,” Kahn told German broadcaster Sky, referring to the Gnabry situation.
The Bayern players had a lot of free time after the World Cup, where Gnabry was part of the Germany team that was eliminated in the group stage.
“Now we just expect performance – and we demand it,” Kahn said. “We discussed this with Serezha. Hassan talked to him and made it clear. I think he understood.”
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