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Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard not worried about position change right now

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Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard is not concerned with where he plays at this stage of his career.

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Right-back Benjamin Pavard is a versatile player on the backline for Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick.

The 25-year-old is able to slide between right-back and center-back at will, but don’t expect Pavard to start campaigning for a move to the central defense just yet.

“My ideal position is central defense. But I don’t think about it, currently I play on the right,” said Pavard (as captured by Tz). “We will talk about it in the future.”

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Benjamin Pavard might have a future at center-back, but is Bayern Munich’s best right-back at the moment.
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Flick understands that Pavard may eventually want to make the the move to center-back, but also knows Pavard will play whatever role best helps the team.

“At the moment, he is playing on the right. I know that he wants to play in the center and that he can,” Flick said. “It’s always good to be able to play several positions; that’s where he has an advantage.”

Pavard has recently rounded into form and should be a key figure in trying to shut down Paris Saint-Germain’s potent offense in Wednesday’s key Champions League battle. Pavard’s future, however, might be cloudy should be want to play center-back with Bayern Munich. David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, and sometimes center-back Javi Martinez are all expected to leave Bavaria this summer, but Dayot Upamecano will be coming in and Niklas Süle and Lucas Hernandez will also be in the mix.