New details on the dispute between Kimmich and Tuchel

A row at FC Bayern Munich: After the third defeat in a row, Joshua Kimmich clashed with his coaches. Now new details are coming to light.

Joshua Kimmich was apparently particularly frustrated by FC Bayern Munich’s third competitive defeat in a row. The replaced national player and Bayern’s assistant coach Zsolt Löw are said to have had a verbal altercation after Sunday’s 2:3 (1:2) draw at VfL Bochum.

Now “Bild” has new details about the Kimmich case. The professional is said to have suddenly exploded on the way to the dressing room after the final whistle: “One of you has to explain that to me,” he shouted at Löw. A short but heated argument developed between the two.

According to “Bild”, the coach’s explanation was not enough for Kimmich: Leon Goretzka should act as the sole defensive midfielder in front of the defense, with two offensive players in front of him to stimulate the game.

Kimmich: “How can you take me out?”

Kimmich had already been substituted for winter newcomer Bryan Zaragoza in the 63rd minute of the game and was visibly unhappy with the coaching team’s decision. Kimmich sat on the bench, stunned and disappointed. From there he shouted: “How can you take me out?”

On Monday there was a conversation between Kimmich and coach Thomas Tuchel about the incident. However, this did not lead to an improvement in the mood.

Neither Tuchel nor CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen denied the dispute to the press. However, they did not want to provide a reason. “I know what was going on,” said Tuchel, speaking of a “pretty normal incident after a defeat.” When asked whether there were consequences, the coach also answered evasively: “It’s not for the public.” But the situation between Kimmich and Löw says “nothing” about the general mood, Tuchel emphasized: “We are a football team.”

Dreesen admitted that he had not seen the scene but had read about it in the media. “Josh must have been fairly well served on the substitutes’ bench. But that’s normal, he always gives his all and wants to win and that’s why he wants to play,” said Bayern’s CEO.