Imagine you are as emotionally-charged as Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich. And then imagine you are on a team with a propensity to fall behind in games, creating a heightened sense of urgency that seems to get more intense by the week.
The whole thing would probably be a little tiring, eh?
Well, that is sort of how Kimmich described how things are going in Bavaria these days.
“Of course it’s exhausting when you’re always behind,” said Kimmich to Sky Sports (as captured by Tz) after his team had to battle back to oust Mainz 05. “ We want to win games more easily again, it takes too much energy that way.”
That would surely make Kimmich’s life a lot easier and probably make Hansi Flick happier as well. After batting back from a two-goal deficit to win 5-2, Kimmich was able to easily diagnose what cause Bayern Munich issues in the first half.
“You noticed that Mainz wanted to close the center,” Kimmich said. “We went in with a completely different attitude (in the second half). In the first half, Mainz were clearly ahead of us and really hurt us. We were lucky that they didn’t make it 3-0.”
Indeed, they were. In the end, though, the Bavarians were the better squad and proved it with an absolutely dominate second half performance.