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Joshua Kimmich is determined to nail down a starting place at Bayern Munich after describing his 2016-17 experience under Carlo Ancelotti as “not satisfactory”.
Kimmich will join his Bayern colleagues for pre-season training after a short break, having starred in Germany’s triumphant Confederations Cup campaign.
In fact, the 22-year-old has played every minute for his country since breaking into Joachim Low’s starting XI for the 1-0 Euro 2016 group-stage win over Northern Ireland.
At club level it has been a different story, with Kimmich in and out of the side under Ancelotti.
Kimmich’s versatility could well have been a hindrance at club level over the past 12 months, with Ancelotti seemingly most inclined to use him in the midfield role he filled with RB Leipzig. At the Confederations Cup he featured at full-back, wing-back and on the right of a back three, while Philipp Lahm’s retirement leaves a clear vacancy at Bayern at right-back.
Source: Bayern Munich Television