Ahead of the crucial clash between the German clubs, the Borussia Dortmund chief expressed his thoughts about Bayern Munich’s midfielder.
It is that time of the season in the Bundesliga where all the emotions will come out. Two of the league’s mammoths will face each other in Der Klassiker this weekend. And, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke developed some interesting thoughts regarding Bayern Munich midfielder, Joshua Kimmich. The BVB chief is intimidated by the charismatic performance of the player ahead of the weekend’s clash.
As a matter of fact, Kimmich managed to grab the winning goal in both of the last two fixtures between the two giants. The first one was a clever dink right after the return of Bundesliga from lockdown in May. And the second finish from the German aided Bayern to win the DFL-Supercup in September.
However, previously, Kimmich did not see regular minutes for Bayern’s first team. But during the recent reign of Hansi Flick, the 25-year-old has been in top form.
What a player.
Ahead of Saturday’s battle, Watzke received questions regarding who would Dortmund like to have from the Bayern team. “This is pure fantasy, just from an economic point of view. Basically, the one who I have really liked at Bayern over the last few years is Joshua Kimmich,” he said.
“He always annoys me because he’s so good and he always scores against us! But the way he plays is amazing, his development has been incredible. The boy really impresses me.”
Furthermore, Dortmund did not have good chances to win Der Klassiker recently due to a dominant Bayern side. The Bavarians have won eight out of their last 10 meetings across all competitions. They will most certainly be the favorites in the clash, though Dortmund will hope to break the last three Klassiker defeats.
Also, Dortmund, director Sebastian Kehl talked about the preparation of the important match with the treble winners.
“If we have the same courage as we did in the Supercup, where we threatened Bayern again and again and troubled them again and again with deep runs – that could be a way to beat them at the weekend,” Kehl told Sky Sport.
“Bayern have our respect but of course we have to do well; we have to be courageous, to give everything, then we can beat them.
“We are in good form. The two best teams in Germany right now are playing each other, both on a good run.”