Where should Joshua Kimmich play against France at the DFB team's start to the European Championship?
Someone who should know has now made a clear statement: World Cup captain Philipp Lahm.
Munich - In 2006 it was Michael Ballack's “calf of the nation” that kept the fans in suspense at the home World Cup.
In 2014 it was the question of where Philipp Lahm is best placed after he delivered outstanding performances as the actual right-back under Pep Guardiola at FC Bayern in the central midfield.
And now football Germany is discussing ahead of the 2021 European Championship: Where to go with Joshua Kimmich *?
The 26-year-old is actually at home on the six, where he delivers at FC Bayern * some terrific performances, which is why ex-FCB coach Hansi Flick trusts him to become a world footballer in this position.
Even with the DFB team, Joachim Löw almost always relies on Kimmich in the central midfield.
But before the EM *, which starts for the DFB team next Tuesday (June 15) with the game against world champions France, the national coach is apparently planning with Kimmich as the right link in the five-man chain.
Someone who is familiar with such positional games is world champion captain Lahm - and he has a clear opinion on them.
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“He's definitely more of a specialist than I was.
His best position is in front of the defense ", the 37-year-old told
:" But with Kroos and Gündogan, the German national team has the masterminds and thinkers of Man City and Real in their ranks, so it's a good idea, Joshua to be planned right in front of the chain of three. "
Lahm and Kimmich played together at FC Bayern from 2015 to 2017, and even then the youngster was chosen as Lahm's successor.
Also because Pep Guardiola appreciated the versatility of Kimmich.
Under the successful Spanish coach, he also played in central defense.
"Thanks to Pep, Kimmich's versatility has been established and Joshua now has to deal with it," says Lahm.
Video: Flick about Kimmich - "He can become a world footballer"
Bastian Schweinsteiger had also recently spoken out in favor of Kimmich on the right *.
The 2014 World Cup hero even expressed some regret for the FCB star.
Whether Löw is actually planning with Kimmich as a right-back will be revealed in less than a week when the DFB team competes against the "Equipe Tricolore".
Real star Karim Benzema injured his thigh at the French dress rehearsal against Bulgaria (3-0).
It is not yet clear whether the 32-year-old returnee will be able to play against Germany.
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