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When it comes to role models, Marc Roca has no shortage of Bayern Munich players to admire

Marc Roca sees Xabi Alonso and Joshua Kimmich as good role models.

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When Marc Roca transferred to Bayern Munich, the talented, young midfielder was looking to beat a club where he could develop and help his game evolve.

Specifically, Roca was looking for examples of players who he could model himself after...and it was not hard to find a few stellar role models.

When Roca was recently asked who he looked up to, the answer was quick and easy.

Eintracht Frankfurt v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga
Marc Roca has not seen much field action for Bayern Munich, but is always eager to learn.
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“Xabi Alonso. As a player, he interpreted all aspects of the game, be it offensive or defensive, to perfection,” said Roca to AS (as captured by Tz).

Roca, however, can also find a current Bayern Munich player to mentor him — Joshua Kimmich.

“I see Joshua Kimmich as a role model. His mentality, character and day-to-day work show what a great leader he is,” Roca said. “We’re competing for the same position, but he supported and respected me from day one. I appreciate him very much for that. One day, I would like to be a leader like him.”

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