SERGE GNABRY has credited his nightmare spell at West Brom for his 2020 Champions League win with Bayern Munich.
The German star, 25, is now one of many most-sought-after stars in world soccer.
Serge Gnabry claims his horror spell at West Brom helped him grow to be a famous personCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Serge Gnabry is now a Bundesliga and Champions League winnerCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
After becoming a member of Arsenal from Werder Bremen for simply £100,000 in 2011, Gnabry found minutes hard to come by at the Emirates.
And he was shunted off on mortgage to West Brom in 2015, then aged 20, the place he would play simply 12 MINUTES in 5 months on the Hawthorns.
Then-boss Tony Pulis revealed the youngster wasn’t ‘at the level’ to play within the Premier League.
Bu Gnabry has philosophically steered his hardening spell within the Midlands toughened him up sufficient to grow to be a Bundesliga and Champions League winner final summer time.
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On his time on the Baggies, Gnabry informed the Daily Mail: “It was a vital time in my profession, the place I needed to be taught and settle for quite a lot of issues as properly.
“It made me a more durable man on the pitch.
“While you’re youthful, possibly expertise was sufficient and simply having fun with [yourself] and having enjoyable.
“Then I realised it’s additionally onerous work and issues don’t go your manner.
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“It didn’t go properly at West Brom however I simply stored working and that’s one in all issues I adopted: all the time hold working and realizing once I go dwelling.
“I’ve all the time believed in my qualities. If another person doesn’t what can I do?”
Gnabry concluded: “On the finish of day, if I didn’t go to West Brom, if it didn’t go the way it did, I wouldn’t be right here at Bayern Munich now.
“I wouldn’t be Champions League winner, I wouldn’t have had 5 trophies in a single season and be taking part in, I believe, in the very best group on the earth, soccer smart.
“Ultimately I can say it helped me lots on my highway to grow to be who I’m. And that’s the story.”