Bayern Munich and Germany international Joshua Kimmich has returned to individual training following an operation in November after injuring his right lateral meniscus.
“I see Joshua every day,” Hansi Flick told reporters in Monday’s presser. “He’s here from morning to evening, sweating and working towards his comeback. He’s very important to us as a team.”
The 25-year-old was forced off injured in the 36th minute against Der Klassiker rivals Borussia Dortmund at the beginning of November – Bayern winning 3-2.
Whilst Kimmich has returned to training, it’s unlikely that we’ll see the midfielder, who’s integral to Flick’s Bayern, until the new year.
He’s struck an exciting partnership with Leon Goretzka in the double pivot for Bayern Munich, with Goretzka showing leadership qualities in Kimmich’s absence.
“He is currently a player in midfield who is helping to compensate for Joshua Kimmich’s absence,” said Flick. “He is loud on the pitch and takes the team with him. These are things I like. He is in the process of showing his leadership qualities over and over again.”