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Bayern Munich’s Leon Goretzka talks starting role, transfer rumors, and win over Union Berlin

Bayern Munich picked up a 1-0 victory.

FC Bayern München v 1. FC Union Berlin - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka returned to the starting lineup in his team’s 1-0 victory over Union Berlin.

For the 28-year-old, it felt good to be back in the XI.

“It was important to show a reaction and especially to get the three points. You can’t expect everything to be great from one day to the next. But it was a confident performance,” Goretzka said (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “Of course it’s a good feeling (to start). The coach told me [I would start] during the team meeting. My goal is to be a regular starter.”

That last statement is either eye-opening or sad...it is hard to discern which, but moving on...

Goretzka was also asked about a budding duel with Raphael Guerreiro for a starting role. As expected, that was not a topic that he wanted to dive too far into.

“You have to ask the coach about that,” Goretzka said (as captured by Tz). “I think I know what I have to do and continue on the path I took in the summer.”

Goretzka also addressed the rumors that he was open to a transfer.

“I don’t know where that comes from. But I’m not thinking about that, that’s not up for discussion for me,” Goretzka told Sky Sport (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).


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