Everyone can see just how important Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich, and Leon Goretzka are to Bayern Munich on the pitch, but Bild broke down just how vital the trio is with some numbers:
With Kimmich-Goretzka-Müller in the starting line-up, Bayern had seven wins and only one defeat in Gladbach (2.63 points per game) this season. Without Kimmich or Goretzka, Bayern got an average of only 2.0 points in the league this season, without Müller even only 1.3 points per game.
Kimmich (two goals, ten assists in the league) is Bayern’s playmaker. On average, he is on the ball 100 times per 90 minutes - team record. He is also the strongest runner (around 12.5 kilometers per game).
Goretzka (two goals, six assists) has won 57 percent of his duels this Bundesliga season - a personal record. In addition, it sets the pace: top speed 34.3 km/h.
Driven by Müller (ten goals, eleven assists) makes Bayern unpredictable with his unconventional style of play. It recognizes rooms and paths like no other and can be found everywhere on the square. So far he has played the most duels at Bayern (506).
And all three triple winners play together to the winning rhythm.
Sure, Müller, Kimmich, and Goretzka almost always pass the eye test, but to see some numbers on how effective the threesome is together on the pitch is really impressive.
It was quite a weekend for Niklas Süle, Robert Lewandowski, and Leon Goretzka:
Timo Werner has probably talked more in his time at Chelsea than he did during his entire tenure at RB Leipzig. Werner’s latest statements involved how he dealt with his now-notorious slump, while also feeling guilty over Frank Lampard getting sacked:
“The time when I didn’t score was the worst of my career because I’ve never missed so many opportunities. I’ve never been without a goal for that long, so I’m glad it ended two games ago. It was a difficult time without that feeling (of scoring, d. Ed.),” said the 24-year-old in an interview with Sky Sports.
Werner “felt a bit guilty” because he had left so many scoring opportunities in the past few months - and thus possibly had a part in the dismissal of coach Frank Lampard. “If I had scored four or five more goals, the old coach might still be here because we might have won two or three more games.”
From Werner’s point of view, the new Chelsea coach Tuchel, who took over as the successor to Lampard at the end of January, is an important factor in his recent rise in form. “He gave me back confidence to be Timo from the Bundesliga and to score goals again,” said Werner before the league duel with Manchester United on Sunday.
So those rumors linking Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus to Liverpool are heating up even more now:
While Georginio Wijnaldum is more and more likely to be on his way out, once current season’s over, Liverpool are planning to fetch German international midfielder Florian Neuhaus (turning 24 on March 16). Borussia Monchengladbach powerhouse is tracked by all kinds of further A-listers.
Germany international Robin Gosens is rumored to be a transfer target for Manchester City:
According to latest TMW rumours, German international left wingback/wide midfielder Robin Gosens (26), out of his outstanding performances, has been targeted by Manchester City. Premier League current leaders are planning a move at Atalanta powerhouse, tracked by Inter Milan and Juventus as well, and worth around 30 million euros.
With the news that Kalidou Koulibaly was linked to Bayern Munich, some clubs who want him might be getting uncomfortable. Liverpool is rumored to be among those clubs, but it can probably ease any worries as it seems highly unlikely the Bavarians would be seriously in pursuit of Koulibaly:
Koulibaly continues to thrive for Napoli, but it is believed that Bayern will attempt to lure him to the Allianz Arena this summer. The Bundesliga giants have reportedly made an offer for the centre-back, although their €45million valuation of him is seen as too low by Napoli. Koulibaly has arguably been one of the world’s leading centre-backs in recent years, proving to be a hugely influential player for the Serie A club.