‘Kimmich and Thiago are the best midfield pairing in the world’ – Lizarazu lauds Bayern Munich duo

‘Kimmich and Thiago are the best midfield pairing in the world’ – Lizarazu lauds Bayern Munich duo

‘Kimmich and Thiago are the best midfield pairing in the world’ – Lizarazu lauds Bayern Munich duo The ex-France international, who spent seven years in Bavaria during his playing days, says the “perfect” partnership has been found by Hansi Flick Joshua Kimmich and Thiago Alcantara are now “the best midfield duo in the world”, says former Bayern Munich star Bixente Lizarazu. The Bundesliga champions have always boasted plenty of energy and creativity in their engine room, with home-grown stars and big-money signings thriving at the Allianz Arena. Hansi Flick is currently favouring a pairing of Kimmich and Thiago, with a versatile Germany international catching the eye alongside a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy system. Kimmich, who has often been deployed at full-back in the past, saw his stock rise again on his most recent outing as he netted a crucial match winner in a 1-0 victory over title rivals Borussia Dortmund. Thiago played no part in that contest as he has been nursing a slight knock, but Lizarazu expects the 29-year-old Spain international to slot straight back in once returned to full fitness. The ex-Bayern defender told AZ: “Joshua Kimmich and Thiago Alcantara - they are currently the best midfield duo in the world and play at a very high level. Technically they are both perfect and they always want to have the ball. This is very important for the team because there is security. “Kimmich and Thiago together are really fantastic, I don't see a better duo in world football.” Having been ...
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