clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry understands just how good and valuable Joshua Kimmich is to Germany

Serge Gnabry also rates Joshua Kimmich as the best “6” in the world.

Bayern Munich - FC Schalke 04 Photo by Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images

In a recent interview with SPOX and Goal, Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry backed up Javi Martinez’s recent claims that Joshua Kimmich is the best “6” in the world.

“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.

FC Bayern Muenchen Christmas Party
Serge Gnabry knows just how good Joshua Kimmich is.
Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

“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.”

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bavarian Football Works Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Bayern Munich news from Bavarian Football Works