Joachim Low will move Kimmich into the right-back position for Euro 2020

Mats Hummels, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich-Germany
Mats Hummels, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich-Germany |Photo Credit: IMAGO

Germany manager Low has informed Kimmich to play in the right-back position.

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich would be moved from midfield to right-back, with Germany manager Joachim Low making the decision ahead of Euro 2020.

Perhaps, Kimmich wouldn’t be having any problem as he began his career playing as a right-back before Pep Guardiola used him as a utility player during the Spaniard’s spell at Allianz Arena.

Kimmich made the central midfielder position his own at Bayern Munich in recent years, putting up some impressive displays.

The decision also appears to be a smart one as Germany’s midfield is currently stacked with the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Toni Kroos and Florian Neuhaus.

In Low’s 3-4-3 formation, Kimmich would take up the right wing-back spot and Lukas Klostermann, the nominal full-back, is likely to be moved into the centre-back.

Kimmich had earlier stated that he would respect the coach’s decision on whatever position he wanted him to play.

The Bavarian star said: “In the end, it’s the coach’s decision. “If he sees me as a right-back and has the feeling that I can help the team best because that’s when we’re the strongest, then I’ll play right-back.”

Having made 55 appearances so far, the 26-year-old will be crucial to Germany in the European Championship. Furthermore, he is coming on the back of a stellar season with Bavarians, racking up 4 goals and 10 assists and also helped them win the Bundesliga title once again.

Germany will kickstart their Euro 2020 campaign against World Cup winners France. Low has a massive task to qualify for the next round as the Germans have been drawn in the ‘group of death’, which contains France, Portugal and Hungary.