An eventful season is coming to an end in the Bundesliga and the reigning champions have three games left to play before parting ways for season break. Bayern Munich are looking forward to extend the lead and clinch the title as they face a mighty RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena this weekend. The two teams will be meeting twice before the season is over and both matches are incredibly important for the Bavarians since a victory would help them bring home two different pieces of silverware.
As the match day is approaching, Joshua Kimmich throws light on what he thinks is necessary to keep in mind while facing his former team. The youngster talks about one player in particular: Emil Forsberg. The Swede had shared a season with Kimmich back in 2014/15 when he joined Leipzig from Malmö FF and they know each other’s strengths and weaknesses pretty well. Per Bild, Kimmich said:
Leipzig concedes very few goals. They have extreme speed on their team. In my view, they have a phenomenal player in Emil Forsberg. Now he’s coming back again: he has the ideas, he’s the brain of the team. He puts the balls through again and again, has good moves, a good shot from distance.
There are some things that Niko Kovač should prepare his team for before the confrontation. Leipzig will give their one hundred percent in both the matches and will certainly be a threat to Bayern’s title hopes. Kimmich said:
Leipzig becomes dangerous when you lose the ball carelessly in the midfield. Then they have the quality to play the ball deep, because then there is relatively large amount of space. If you leave them little room behind your own back line, then they also have a hard time.
Just like everyone else in the team, David Alaba is enthusiastic and is looking forward to bite the medal. Bayern did not get anything easy this season. They had to fight their way back to the top of the table and clearly they deserve the taste of the fruit of their labor. He commented:
We want to come out on top in both competitions. And we’ll do everything to accomplish that.
Die Roten are currently table toppers in the league with a four-point lead over Borussia Dortmund. Bayern can seal the title with a win on Saturday.