Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich speaks about their 22/23 preparation

Joshua Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich shared his thoughts about Bayern’s preparation of 22/23 season. There are four fewer games per season in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich than in other top leagues like England or Spain. In August and at the mid-season ‘break’, the timing of the winter Men’s World Cup presented unique challenges to the season preparation schedule for 2022/23. Joshua Kimmich meanwhile spoke about the situation:

“In general, I found the preparation almost longer than in previous years. It always felt like that for me, I came back from vacation and a week later we played the Supercup. Looking back, our preparation was still short, of course. I think it was three weeks for me. Before that, there were the four games with the national team. Still, that’s enough time. You definitely want to get going again.”

It’s important to rest, but nothing beats playing games to get back on track. That may explain the Bavarians’ stagnation following the World Cup in January. Cricket has a great value in betting companies where many cricket betting sites India offer favorable odds on this kind of sport.

Bayern only played one friendly in the Bundesliga, which took longer than other leagues. Joshua Kimmich further added on:

“We always look forward to a winter break, especially because there are usually a lot of games in a tighter schedule at the end,” Kimmich had said back then when the World Cup wasn’t very much on his mind yet. “But it also depends on our season in the club, whether one is mentally very stressed. I hope that we play a successful first half of the season in all competitions so that we can go to the World Cup with a good feeling.

“One doesn’t depend on the other, though. But of course you go to the national team with a better feeling if you’ve previously been successful in the club. In the end, I was particularly happy about the four Nations League games in the summer, because otherwise even though we were German champions, we would have ended the season on a somewhat negative note emotionally, because we lost at the end and drew a few times. We didn’t have such a positive feeling then.”

Recent German international results have matched Bayern’s club restarts this year. As the summer came to an end, the Rekordmeister came out strong. A thrilling match against England in the September international break restored some spring to their step. After the World Cup itself, perhaps a combination of the long rest and dismal results contributed to the worst period.

A professional footballer’s task includes navigating these ups and downs mentally. There is no doubt that Bayern has mentality monsters in their ranks and Joshua Kimmich is one of them.

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