Former Bayern star Ballack: Kimmich is world-class only as right back

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Former Bayern Munich star and Germany national team captain Michael Ballack described Joshua Kimmich as a world-class player – but only in the position of right back, in comments published by German sports magazine Kicker on Monday. “He has proven that he can play both positions [right back and midfield]. But for me, he is only world class as a right back, that’s where he grew up with the way he played football. In the centre, he sometimes wants too much, which sometimes makes the team vulnerable,” the former World Cup runner-up told Kicker. Kimmich was deployed as a right back for the first t…

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