Just before half time in Bayern Munich’s game against Werder Bremen, Joshua Kimmich and Jerome Boateng were apparently involved in a heated argument with each other. While the cameras weren’t looking, the duo stood head to head with each other before David Alaba rushed to separate them.
As captured by Bild, the image shows Kimmich and Boa locked in what seemed like a rather aggressive head-clash, like two bucks fighting during rutting season. Kimmich declined to comment on the incident. Boateng, who was on a yellow card at the time, was subbed off for Ivan Perisic at half time.
There’s probably nothing to be worried about — Kimmich is a super-intense individual at the best of times, and he was likely just making his displeasure known to Boateng in his own personal way. Boateng wasn’t having the best of games, after all — he allowed Milot Rashica to get past him easily for Bremen’s opener. Besides, the team is probably used to Kimmich’s frequent outbursts by now, so it shouldn’t develop into an issue.
Bild goes on to say that Kimmich should perhaps have communicated his anger more respectfully, since he hasn’t won a major title yet (they’re presumably talking about the world cup or the Champions League). While it is perhaps true that Kimmich needs to learn to tone it down a little, his lack of a “major” title isn’t something that should be held against him. At 24 years of age, Kimmich has plenty of winning left to do.