"Mental barrier in the head" - DFB star Gnabry makes a remarkable confession
Created: 11/29/2022 5:31 am
By: Patrick Mayer
Challenged with Germany at the 2022 World Cup: Serge Gnabry (right).
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Serge Gnabry provides insights into his diet around the World Cup in Qatar.
The German international does not want to do without meat entirely.
Munich/Qatar – Serge Gnabry cannot yet focus on the 2022 World Cup.
The 27-year-old FC Bayern attacker, who does not need two international matches for a goal on average, neither scored nor prepared a goal after two matchdays at the World Cup in Qatar (November 20 to December 18).
Serge Gnabry: Bayern professional provides insights into the topic of nutrition
In the 1-1 (0-0) Germany against Spain, the Swabian won just 36 percent of his duels, according to
, there is also a manageable pass rate of 63 percent.
Two shots on goal do not speak for the irrepressible pressure that Munich would have exerted on the strong Iberians.
Gnabry obviously does a lot to be as fit as possible on the field.
The striker, who is strong at dribbles, eats a largely flexitarian diet, as he now explained in an interview.
I've started paying more attention to the world around me.
Serge Gnabry (FC Bayern) in an interview with Fitbook
That means he tries to avoid meat for the most part.
"I've started to pay more attention to the environment around me and to learn more about the foods I put in my body.
As someone who relies a lot on his physical fitness, I took that seriously," explained the Bayern player in an interview with the online magazine
However, giving up meat is not that easy for him, as he revealed: “There is always a mental barrier in the head when it comes to giving up meat.
You might think that this isn't possible, that you don't know how to prepare this or that."
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Which is why Gnabry has not yet completely changed his diet to vegan.
"I wouldn't say I'm completely plant-based just yet, but I've made some big changes to my diet over the past few years," he said.
Gnabry is known for his physical game.
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The Munich player, who has strong thighs, comes with a lot of force and explosiveness at the same time and into the penalty area.
He has already scored ten goals in 23 competitive games for Bayern this season.
At the World Cup in Qatar, on the other hand, things are not really running smoothly.