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Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel reveals if Matthijs de Ligt playing at CDM vs. Gladbach was intentional or not

Flexibility is what you’d want from your players

BundesligaBorussia Mönchengladbach v FC Bayern Munchen Photo by ANP via Getty Images

Remember when Bayern Munich finally won away to Borussia Mönchengladbach a few weeks ago? You would also remember Konrad Laimer deputizing at right-back and putting out a Man of the Match performance; that also meant that someone was out of position: Matthijs de Ligt playing at CDM. Coach Thomas Tuchel reveals if that was planned or not:

That wasn’t a test, we needed Matthijs there because Konny (Laimer) played right-back. We have to react with flexibility to what each game brings. Otherwise, he (De Ligt) will fight with Upa and Min-jae for his favorite position in central defense. We will need everyone and maybe sometimes in unusual positions in the future.

– As captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia

Bayern’s team is loaded with players who can play multiple positions, such as Noussair Mazraoui (RB/CDM), Raphaël Guerreiro (LB/CDM), and Mathys Tel (ST/RW) to name a few. Who knows, maybe we can finally see Manuel Neuer in midfield soon.

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