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.