Gladbach - FC Bayern

Germany: Bundesliga
Gladbach J. Hofmann (36), J. Hofmann (45), F. Neuhaus (49)
Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK3-2
FC Bayern R. Lewandowski (Pen. 20), L. Goretzka (26)
LineupReview

Hansi Flick confirms Kimmich will stay in midfield despite Bayern's right-back problems

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München coach Hansi Flick has underlined that he doesn't see Joshua Kimmich as a long-term solution at right-back.

Hansi Flick.
Hansi Flick.

Bayern München coach Hansi Flick has confirmed that Joshua Kimmich will play in midfield instead of at right-back against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday.


Bayern came back from a two-goal half-time deficit to beat Mainz 5-2 in the Bundesliga last week after Kimmich was moved from the centre to right-back at the break, replacing Benjamin Pavard, who has struggled to return to top form after recovering from an injury.

But although Kimmich made a huge impact on the right in the second half against Mainz, scoring and setting up a goal, Flick wants to use him in midfield on Friday.

"Kimmich will play as a number six against Gladbach. Like many others, 'Benji' [Pavard] has a very good first half of 2020. Until his injury, he was one of our most consistent players and developed very well. He tried to come back relatively quickly, and maybe he's not at 100 percent. But he's getting our full support and will get his form back," said Flick at the pre-match press conference.


Gladbach
(4-4-2)
1Yann Sommer
18Stefan Lainer
28Matthias Ginter
30Nico Elvedi
25Ramy Bensebaini ↩89
8Denis Zakaria ↩74
6Christoph Kramer
32Florian Neuhaus
23Jonas Hofmann ↩89
36Breel-Donald Embolo
13Lars Stindl (C) ↩82
Bench
21Tobias Sippel
7Patrick Herrmann ↪74
16Ibrahima Traoré
3Michael Lang
15Louis Beyer
17Oscar Wendt ↪89
24Tony Jantschke ↪89
11Hannes Wolf ↪82
22László Bénes
FC Bayern
(4-2-3-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
5Benjamin Pavard
4Niklas Süle
27David Alaba
19Alphonso Davies
6Joshua Kimmich
18Leon Goretzka
10Leroy Sané
25Thomas Müller
11Douglas Costa ↩68
9Robert Lewandowski
Bench
35Alexander Nübel
13E. Choupo-Moting
29Kingsley Coman ↪68
17Jérôme Boateng
20Bouna Sarr
21Lucas Hernández
22Marc Roca
24Corentin Tolisso
42Jamal Musiala

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