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Kimmich talks about his rise at Bayern

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Joshua Kimmich recast in midfield epitomises Germany's post-World Cup rehabilitation

Stage One of the grand post-World Cup rehabilitation exercise ended in a draw (0-0 vs. France) but nevertheless produced one clear, unlikely winner. Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich, widely blamed for his reckless attacking runs on the right side of defence in Russia, emerged as the steady, calmly beating heart of Joachim Low's new Germany on Thursday.

The 23-year-old, the national team's right-back sine Euro 2016, later revealed that he couldn't suppress a smile when the Bundestrainer told him...

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Germany's Joshua Kimmich: Training bust-up with Antonio Rudiger nothing unusual

Germany defender Joshua Kimmich has said his training ground bust-up with teammate Antonio Rudiger on Wednesday was "not that unusual."

Bayern Munich's Kimmich and Chelsea's Rudiger almost came to blows after Kimmich took exception to a challenge, with assistant coach Miroslav Klose intervening before the situation could escalate.

Asked about the incident with Rudiger, Kimmich said it could show that the attitude in the camp was right.

"The scene was not that unusual, either," he told reporters....

 By Mark Lovell

Germany's Joshua Kimmich, Antonio Rudiger in bust-up, elbow stuns Julian Draxler

Germany defenders Joshua Kimmich and Antonio Rudiger were involved in a row and Julian Draxler was stunned by a stray elbow during Germany's training session in Italy on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich's Kimmich and Chelsea's Rudiger almost came to blows after Kimmich took exception to a challenge, with assistant coach Miroslav Klose intervening before the situation could escalate.

PSG midfielder Draxler received an accidental elbow to the face while competing for the ball with Manchester City's Leroy Sane...

 By Mark Lovell

Joshua Kimmich signs Bayern Munich contract extension until 2023

Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich has committed himself to the Bundesliga champions by signing a contract until 2023, the club have announced.

Kimmich, 23, has made 71 league appearances since joining Bayern for €7.5 million from Stuttgart in 2015.

"I'm very happy I've extended my contract so early. It shows the club and the officials have a lot of trust in me and see me as an important factor for FC Bayern's long-term sporting success. It makes me proud," Kimmich said.

"I'm grateful that...

 By Mark Lovell

Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich learning Spanish from Real Madrid song

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Might Joshua Kimmich be planning a move to Real Madrid in the future?

Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich is learning Spanish from an unlikely source...

The Germany international, 22, has said many of his teammates do not even know he is learning Spanish and perhaps this is why: he's doing it with the help of the Real Madrid club song.

"The lads do not realise I am always listening in the changing rooms and already understand a great deal," he told Bild, who published a photo that shows part of his vocab test is to learn the anthem of the European champions.

Spanish speakers...

After difficult season, Joshua Kimmich is finally a star at Bayern Munich

Joshua Kimmich talks to ESPN FC about his rise at Bayern Munich and the transition from Ancelotti to Heynckes this season.

MUNICH, Germany -- Joshua Kimmich's involvement in the 1-0 away win at Hamburger SV on Saturday is best summed up as "flawless but marginal." The 22-year-old Bayern Munich right-back featured only as a 10-second substitute at the Volksparkstadion and never once touched the ball.

He clearly didn't mind. Sitting in the club canteen at Sabener Strasse the next morning, Kimmich smiled and joked about his micro-appearance.

"Great, wasn't it?"

Since veteran coach Jupp Heynckes took over the team...