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"I'm not a natural right-back"

By Jonathan Dicks   @Jonathan_Dicks

In an interview with Téléfoot, Benjamin Pavard discussed his current feelings at Bayern Munich and how he nearly left the club this summer.
Benjamin Pavard.
Benjamin Pavard.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Ulrich Gamel
Benjamin Pavard, who's impressed to start the season at Bayern Munich, spoke with Téléfoot about a range of topics. The defender will not only be a focal point in turning Bayern's league campaign around, but he's also set to start on the right for France in the World Cup.

He stated that, "I'm not a natural right-back, I'm more of a center-back. But, I'm learning. The only critics I listen to are those of my coaches and people close to me. I ignore the rest."

Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, PSG and Manchester United are the teams that tried to sign Pavard this summer, but in the end the 26-year-old decided to stay:

"I asked myself questions in the summer. I had calls from different clubs. Maybe one day I'll go to one of these clubs. But I spoke to Julian Nagelsmann, who made it clear to me that I was in his plans."

Pavard added that he's in a better place this year: "Last season, I had a complicated period at a personal level. I wasn't happy, I couldn't play football well because things weren't going well in my life. Now all of that is behind me."

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