The collective togetherness and team spirit of this current Bayern Munich side is truly remarkable and it’s shone with the recent success they’ve had. The Mia San Mia mentality is engrained into the club and this current team under Hansi Flick is truly something special.
Joshua Kimmich has been one of the most integral pieces in what makes this team tick and he he embodies a true warrior’s spirit on the pitch. He’s undoubtedly the future captain of both Bayern and the German National Team, and in a recent video interview with Sport Bild, he revealed which teammates he happens to be the closest with at Bayern.
Kimmich singled out compatriot Serge Gnabry as the player in the team he’s closest with, but also listed a few others as far as players he really gets along with well.
“My best friend in the team is Serge Gnabry, there is a lot of trust. I’m very good with David Alaba or Leon Goretzka, also with Choupo. In general, the team is currently very harmonious. We have a really cool group,” said Kimmich.
In continuation, Kimmich was also asked which current footballers he would like to play alongside if he was given the opportunity. To that question, he replied, “Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. For me it is absolutely impressive, almost unbelievable, how you can maintain this level over 15 years. I would like to see what they do every day.”
Kimmich is widely considered to be one of the best central midfielders in the game right now after being moved there from right back. He was asked who his biggest role model was in the central midfield position, to which he replied, “My role model was always Xavi Hernández from Barcelona. He was never the greatest, but he acted with an eye, passing game and technique, always trying to showcase other players. That impressed me, that’s what I want to orient myself towards. I met Xavi once at the training camp in Doha in 2019, that was a really cool moment!”