Bayern Munich stretched their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to 10 points following their 3-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Overall, it was a very positive day with Robert Lewandowski scoring his 100th Bayern goal and Jerome Boateng returning from his lengthy injury layoff.
Still, not everyone was satisfied with the events that transpired on Saturday. Following the match, Joshua Kimmich spoke to a throng of media. He was asked his thoughts on not being used in the match. Again. He didn’t hold back.
“I'm not happy about it; it is not satisfactory and also not my ambition." Kimmich said. "The coach knows that I can play as a defensive midfielder and right-back, and as a central defender. From that, he has many options to play me."
Kimmich followed it up by calling up Carlo Ancelotti’s lack of rotation of the squad in recent weeks. "We now have a good lead in the Bundesliga. Perhaps now there will be some rotation.”
He’s no the first player to mention playing time in recent weeks. Douglas Costa has been linked with a potential move away from Bayern and said that playing time was a concern. "It depends on a few factors, the main factor is the minutes played."
Of course, the captain took an approach to the situation that experience gives you. "Josh has shown on what level he can play soccer, but we're at Bayern,” Philipp Lahm said. “It's difficult here to start for a whole season. That has to be accepted at some point.”
Still, Lahm offered small praise and hope for Kimmich. “He is behaving absolutely as a professional, and I also think that it is only a matter of time before he plays again."