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Goretzka prefers the number eight position

By Rune Gjerulff

Leon Goretzka says he prefers playing in the number eight role.

Leon Goretzka.
Leon Goretzka.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

Throughout his career, Leon Goretzka has been used in a variety of positions, particularly in midfield.

And while the Bayern München star underlines that he's always willing to do what's in the team's best interest, he admits that he prefers the number eight position.

"I've always been open to new things and playing in new positions. Being able to play in a variety of positions is definitely one of my strengths," he told Bundesliga.com and added:

"I've played as a right-back and on the left-hand side of the defence before, but I believe my strongest position is in the centre of midfield as a number eight.

"I can make best use of my strengths in this role. However, the most important thing is that the team is successful and that I'm ready to do whatever is asked of me," Goretzka said.

Goretzka scored nine goals and made seven assists in 42 appearances in his first season for Bayern München after joining the Bavarians from Schalke 04 last summer.

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