Serge Gnabry has claimed that Bayern Munich 'knew' that Tottenham Hotspur were going to give them 'a lot of space' in behind their defence as the German club recorded a 7-2 win last night in the Champions League.
At half-time, Bayern were leading 2-1, with the contest being pretty even up until that point. But after the break, Bayern turned on the heat as Gnabry netted a stunning four goals.
On a number of occasions, Gnabry was able to run at Tottenham's defence without them really troubling him, as his first goal, which was a solo run, was arguably his best strike of the game.
Speaking to Sky Sports News (01/10/2019 at 11:20 pm), Gnabry claimed that Bayern were well aware that they were going to have space in behind to run into.
"We knew that they will give us a lot of space in behind the defence," Gnabry told Sky Sports News. "They press up very high. In the end, we just kept the ball very well in the second half and made use of our chances."
That space in behind ended up working wonders for Bayern and in particular Gnabry, who picked them off time and time again in the second half.
His ability to finish every opportunity he was given was pretty exceptional and it resulted in Spurs suffering one of the most embarrassing nights in their history.
Towards the back end of the game, Spurs were being punished for every little mistake, from Harry Winks being dispossessed in the middle of the park to Toby Alderweireld practically handing the ball to the opposition.
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