Serge Gnabry's clear target for the Stuttgart clash
Enjoying the atmosphere in the Allianz Arena for the last time this season and then lifting the trophy - Bayern expect a game like no other in the final home fixture against VfB Stuttgart this Sunday (17:30 CEST). It's clear there can only be one aim for the team: "A great atmosphere in the last home game and the trophy handover afterwards - it's obviously nicer to end it with a win. We want to win the game," said Serge Gnabry.
In terms of getting three points against the Swabians, the winger is an expert! Gnabry has won all of his six matches against VfB and eas a truly key figure in the 5-0 win against Stuttgart in the first half of the season. The 26-year-old was directly involved in all five Bayern goals (three goals, two assists) and thus equalled his personal best game from October 2019 in the 7-2 win against Tottenham Hotspur (four goals, one assist).
Special relationship with Stuttgart and VfB
The Stuttgart native still has a special relationship with his former club, where he played from 2006 to 2011 in the youth section: "I still have a connection with VfB Stuttgart because of the proximity to home, I spent most of my time there when I was young and I still root for the old club," revealed the Germany international, who probably would have preferred a different league situation for his reunion with his boyhood club.
The sixteenth-placed side are mired in a relegation battle going into the south German showdown against Bayern. If they lose in Munich it will no longer be possible for the Swabians to stay in the league without a play-off: "It's a difficult situation for VfB. They have to win their last two games - against us and then again on the last matchday. It won't be an easy task for them," noted Gnabry. Despite the solidarity, the attacker will only be crossing his fingers for his former club after this Sunday.
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