Bayern star Gnabry criticised for Paris Fashion Week trip

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann warns Serge ‘Gucci-Gnabry’ of ‘consequences’ if he doesn’t perform after the winger was criticised by fans for spending his day off at Paris Fashion Week just hours after draw with RB Leipzig

  • Bayern Munich dropped two points in their Bundesliga title push at RB Leipzig
  • Serge Gnabry travelled to Paris for Fashion Week on his day off on Saturday
  • Fans criticised the winger and his coach has demanded he keep performing  

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has warned Serge Gnabry he must deliver on the pitch after the winger attended Paris Fashion Week the day after their draw with RB Leipzig.

Gnabry, nicknamed ‘Gucci-Gnabry’ by some, spent his day off on Saturday beside the catwalk and dressed head to toe in designer clothes, which led to some criticism from Bayern supporters after he posted pictures on social media.

The response was fuelled by Bundesliga leaders Bayern dropping two points in a 1-1 draw at Leipzig on Friday night, with Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Berlin subsequently cutting their lead at the top.

Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry in one of his Instagram pictures from Paris Fashion Week

Gnabry in action during Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw away to RB Leipzig on Friday evening

Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann didn’t condemn Gnabry but said he must keep performing

And Nagelsmann didn’t seem overly delighted with Gnabry’s choice of weekend activity with Bayern preparing to host Cologne on Tuesday night.

‘If it leads to a bad performance it’s not good,’ he said. ‘As long as the answer is the right one on Tuesday, it’s OK for me. If not, then it’s not OK. And then there will be consequences.

‘I think a player can do whatever he wants in his free time. In general, as a normal employer, you can’t tell your employees they should go to church on Sundays at 10, have lunch at 12 and sleep at 2 in the afternoon.

‘It is important that everyone can organise their free time in such a way that they are happy. But it must always be beneficial for his job.

Gnabry was criticised by fans after he posted a series of pictures from Paris Fashion Week

Gnabry likes his fashion and often posts pictures in high-end clothes on his social media 

‘As a coach, I have to justify certain days off to my bosses. Why was Sunday free? Why didn’t we train after a 1-1 draw?’

Gnabry, 27, often posts Instagram pictures dressed in high class couture and it was no different during his visit to Paris.

But many comments were among the lines of ‘why don’t you concentrate on your football?’

Gnabry is enjoying a decent season, with 10 goals and 11 assists for Bayern Munich so far

Gnabry is enjoying a good season with 10 goals and 11 assists for Bayern in all competitions.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting gave Bayern the lead at the Red Bull Arena on Friday night as Bundesliga football returned, but Marcel Halstenburg earned Leipzig a point after the break.

Having lost only one league game all season, Bayern still have a five-point lead at the top of the table.

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