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Löw: 'Kimmich will continue to play as a holding midfielder with us'

By Bulinews Team

Germany coach Joachim Löw says he wants to continue using Joshua Kimmich as a defensive midfielder.

Joachim Löw.
Joachim Löw.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0
After the World Cup, Joachim Löw moved Joshua Kimmich from right-back to the defensive midfield.

And speaking at a press conference today ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Serbia, the Germany coach underlined that he still intends to use the Bayern München star in the middle of the park.

"Joshua Kimmich will definitely continue to play as a holding midfielder with us. That was established in the Nations League. He has been a great success as part of a strong ball-playing midfield with [Toni] Kroos," Löw told reporters.

Löw then went on to address some of the tactical areas where he believes his team must improve.

"When we've been well-organized, we haven't had any problems. We need to defend better after losing the ball and from set pieces. To be able to switch over quickly is an important issue - we need to be better at taking advantage of our speed. But that already looked a lot better in France or against the Netherlands at home for example."

In terms of personnel, Löw said that Bayern München's Serge Gnabry is unlikely to feature tomorrow as he has struggled with illness lately.

"I haven't seen Serge yet. He hasn't been able to train until now and will not take part in the final session today. So I'm not planning with him for tomorrow."

Germany will face Wolfsburg in Serbia on Wednesday at 20:45 CET.

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