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Joshua Kimmich looking forward to Club World Cup; touts Bayern Munich’s mentality and quality

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While some might scoff, Joshua Kimmich is excited to play in the Club World Cup with his Bayern Munich teammates.

FC Bayern Muenchen v TSG Hoffenheim - Bundesliga Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

The Club World Cup might not be the most popular competition that Bayern Munich will play in this season, but don’t tell that to midfielder Joshua Kimmich.

The “Mentality Monster” is looking forward to a new experience.

“Every player wants to win this trophy because the qualification for this trophy is the hardest qualification! You have to win the Champions League to get a chance to win this trophy,” said Kimmich in an interview with FIFA.com. “We want to win our sixth title in one year. For me and also for my teammates it would be outstanding, so we’re totally motivated to win this big title. It is special because you play against other countries from far away. It is really interesting because it’s not often that you get to play against such teams.”

When asked about what make this Bayern Munich team so special, Kimmich did not hesitate.

“Our biggest strengths are our mentality and our quality,” said Kimmich. “Both are really important and we have both. We have a great mentality in our group. We always want to win, even when we don’t play very well. You can always see that we want to win those types of games. Everyone knows we have a lot of quality in our squad. It doesn’t matter who plays, there is always a world class player in the first 11 and that is a big strength.”