“Yes, I would agree with that,” Gnabry said.
Despite that assertion, however, Gnabry would not commit to where Kimmich should play for Germany in the upcoming European Championships.
“It’s a difficult decision. Jo can play in so many different positions,” Gnabry said when asked if Kimmich should move to right-back. “No matter where, he’s doing well because he’s such an intelligent footballer. He’s doing us very well as a team, also from a mental point of view, because he’s always highly motivated and drives his teammates on. If something doesn’t go well, he’s there. Jo is someone you can rely on.”
When asked if Kimmich is a little overzealous at times, Gnabry had a laugh and detailed what happens when Kimmich goes into “spaz mode.”
“Sometimes I have to tell him: ‘Hey, chill!’ But he’s like that, it’s in his blood,” Gnabry said. “And that’s why he got this far and is one of the best — if not the best — sixes in the world, as Javi says.”