Ex-Bayern manager Reschke believes Joshua Kimmich is ‘best used in the eighth position’

Ex-Bayern manager Reschke believes Joshua Kimmich is 'best used in the eighth position'
May 23, 2023

In 2016, Michael Reschke, then coach of Bayern Munich, discovered a fantastically gifted younger midfielder to play within the second Bundesliga. He rushed again to persuade Bayern bosses to signal him, regardless of the exorbitant worth VFB Stuttgart was asking for. Rummenigge specifically was not sure that paying €8m for a 20-year-old with no Bundesliga expertise was a good suggestion. However Reschke insisted on the deal and was instrumental in lastly making it occur, with Joshua Kimmich arriving at Bayern Munich in 2016.

It is truthful to say the switch labored out, with Kimmich changing into one in all Bayern Munich’s most vital gamers because the No. 6 midfielder. However Bayern could have been utilizing Kimmich improper. Reschke, speaking to Kerry Howe (As captured by @tweet), actually thought so. “Personally I feel Jo is finest used as No. 8 or in a double pivot because the extra offensive half directing the play, as a result of that is an amazing high quality of him. I see Joe as a bit extra ahead. However after all that is additionally Leon Goretzka’s favourite function.”

That is the crux of the issue Bayern is at present going through. If Kimmich is destined to be quantity 8, it might go away a lot of Bayern’s present midfielders in an unsure state of affairs. In actual fact, Goretzka, Gravenberch, Sabitzer and all confirmed transfers Leimer all choose to play farther out on the sphere than ideally quantity 6.

Nonetheless, Reschke believes that this will probably be a crucial step to get one of the best out of the Bayern III captain. “With a extra bodily participant in entrance of the defence, Joe may have extra room to dictate the play extra. That’s not less than an choice that you’ll have to talk about.”

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