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Gravenberch is going to be one of the best midfielders in the world

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Although he hasn't given Ryan Gravenberch much playing time so far this season, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann believes the 20-year-old is one of the world's most talented midfielders.
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Bayern München coach Julian Nagelsmann has backed Gravenberch to become one of the best midfielders in the world.

The 20-year-old has made just two starts following his summer move from Ajax and has publicly stated his desire to play more.

Speaking to Sky Germany, Nagelsmann says Gravenberch has a great future ahead of him, but that he has to stay patient for now.

"I had a good conversation with Ryan this week. I've told him again clearly what the difference is from his role last year, when he always played from the start. It's not quite so easy for a young player to come in at 20 and only come on for 20 minutes. It's just a whole different approach," said Nagelsmann and added:

"He is of course sad that he doesn't play much, but not frustrated or angry at all. He's a great guy, who will continue his development.

"I've told him that he is going to be one of the best midfielders in the world one day, and I'm committed to that. He just has to adjust a few things, and he will do that."

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