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Best in opposition to Real – Konrad Laimer’s spectacular efficiency

Julien Wolff
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Konrad Laimer in a duel with Real's Vinicius Junior

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FC Bayern completed 2-2 in an exhilarating sport in opposition to Real Madrid. Surprisingly, the excellent Munich participant is Konrad Laimer. The Austrian nationwide participant nearly missed the sport. His colleague Joshua Kimmich praises him enormously.

Joshua Kimmich was thrilled when he got here out of the FC Bayern dressing room round midnight on Tuesday. “Outstanding,” the nationwide participant known as Konrad Laimer’s efficiency after the 2-2 (0-1) draw within the first semi-final of the Champions League in opposition to Real Madrid. It was by far the midfielder's finest sport in his time in Munich to this point. “He made good decisions with and against the ball,” mentioned Kimmich.

In truth, Laimer was the very best Bayern skilled on this particular soccer night, on this thrilling sport within the sold-out Munich stadium. He threw himself into each duel and performed good passes – though his use was initially questionable as a consequence of an ankle capsule damage. Coach Thomas Tuchel mentioned Laimer performed very nicely. Honorary President Uli had already mentioned earlier than the season that Laimer was an excellent switch and could possibly be essential.

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Manuel Neuer and Konrad Laimer


The 26-year-old Laimer solely smiled briefly when reporters spoke to him on the evening of the excessive reward. “It was certainly a good game for me, but it doesn't matter now. It's no use in the grand scheme of things, if you play 2-2, I don't care,” said the Austrian international. “I was always the type of player who gave it his all. That was just fun. And it will also be fun next week (in the second leg, editor). It's the semi-finals and everything is on the line. These are the games you play football for.”

It's positively annoying, “while you concede a aim so late it all the time hurts, particularly within the semi-finals.” Real can always strike, “we needed to really feel that twice. Overall we did nicely, however we allowed an excessive amount of.”

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Next Wednesday Bayern will play within the legendary Bernabeu Stadium. Laimer has by no means performed there – he missed the sport together with his former membership RB Leipzig in Madrid as a consequence of a torn syndesmotic ligament. The membership goals of the ultimate, which is able to happen on June 1st at Wembley Stadium in London.

“We know what’s coming next week. We will have enough chances. In the end, it's the details that decide such games. I’m very confident,” mentioned Laimer. “We have the quality, the rooms are there. We have to be fully present in our heads. It is important for everyone to simply take another step, to achieve a few percent more. That’s how you win the games.”