German Sport 1 said on the 29th (Korean time), “Gravenberg was tricked.” “Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann promised Gravenberch a starting position, but he sat on the bench in the match against Frankfurt. Fans don’t understand there is,” he reported.
Gravenberch, who moved to Munich from 메이저사이트 Ajax in the Netherlands for a transfer fee of 18.5 million euros (approximately 25 billion won) ahead of this season, only appeared in 11 matches during the 18th round of the Bundesliga. His playing time was only 221 minutes, and he did not make a single start.
Munich played Frankfurt on the same day in a league match. Gravenberch, who came on as a second-half substitute for the injured Leon Goretzka in the previous game against Cologne, made an impressive performance and was widely expected to start against Frankfurt.
Even at the press conference before the game, Nagelsmann said, “Gravenberg is a great player who deserves to be a starter,” so the possibility of starting was higher than ever.
But Nagelsmann’s choice was Joshua Kimmich. Gravenberch failed to get a start and had to start from the bench again.
According to the media, social media was ablaze within seconds after the starting list was released. Munich fans reportedly did not understand Nagelsmann’s decision.
“Gravenberch is just being fooled,” said one fan. “It’s so funny. How can Gravenberch not be in the starting lineup? Gravenberch will want to leave in the summer.”
Another fan responded, “I wonder what Nagelsmann really thinks about Graven Verch,” and he doesn’t know why he signed in the first place.
Meanwhile, even in a situation where playing time is not guaranteed, Gravenberch has no intention of leaving the team. It is known that he is in a position to continue competing as the main player in Munich.