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Joshua Kimmich:
We have to put in more effort than before

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München aren't as untouchable in the Bundesliga as they used to be, according to Joshua Kimmich.

Joshua Kimmich.
Joshua Kimmich.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

Joshua Kimmich believes Bayern München have to work harder to win Bundesliga games than they used to.

Niko Kovac led Bayern to the double last season, but even so, Kimmich wasn't satisfied with the team's performances under the 48-year-old who was replaced by Hansi Flick in November.

"Even though we won the double last season, we didn't always play well. We won many games in an unconvincing fashion. We haven't been supreme in the league this season either," Kimmich said in an interview with Kicker and continued:

"It was different when I came here [in 2015]. We often went out on the pitch knowing that our opponents needed an outstanding day to threaten us. That's no longer the case. We have to put in more effort. We're still trying to continue our style, but our opponents have developed."

The 24-year-old feels Bayern have been looking more like their former selves since Hansi Flick was appointed coach, though.

"We are on a good path. Our style changed towards the end of the first half of the season. We started playing better, won more confidently and didn't allow our opponents to do as much as before. We have to make our opponents feel like nothing will work out for them," Kimmich said.

The German international has made 27 appearances for Bayern this season with two goals and five assists to his name.

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