Monday , February 17 2020

Joshua Kimmich heaps praise on rival Timo Werner ahead of Robert Lewandowski encounter

‘Scoring for Leipzig is completely different to scoring for Bayern’: Joshua Kimmich heaps the praise on rival Timo Werner ahead of clash with Robert Lewandowski

  • RB Leipzig take on Bayern Munich on Sunday in a crucial Bundesliga clash 
  • Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich had to compare Timo Werner to Robert Lewandowski 
  • He praised the Leipzig man and said both strikers had an impressive record 

Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich has hailed RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner ahead of meeting the East German side in the Bundesliga.

Werner has had an impressive season for Leipzig, hitting 20 goals in 20 starts and attracting interest from Premier League sides Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Bayern have had their own prolific striker this campaign with Robert Lewandowski managing to hit 22 goals in the Bundesliga.

Joshua Kimmich has heaped praise on RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner ahead of facing him

The Bayern Munich man was asked to compare Werner to team-mate Robert Lewandowski

The Bayern Munich man was asked to compare Werner to team-mate Robert Lewandowski

BUNDESLIGA TOP SCORERS 

1. Robert Lewandowski (22)

2. Timo Werner (20) 

3. Jadon Sancho (12)

4. Florian Niederlechner (11)

5. Marco Reus (11) 

It has seen the two teams vie for top spot, with Bayern overtaking Leipzig last weekend.

But Kimmich believes his compatriot Werner deserves praise for firing his side into contention and that it is a different task to team-mate Lewandowski’s at Bayern. 

‘The numbers are very impressive for both players,’ the 24-year-old said, as reported by Goal.

‘I’m very happy for Timo. He scored 18 goals in the first half of the season. 

‘That should not be sniffed at and scoring so many goals at Leipzig is a completely different thing to doing so at Bayern Munich.’ 

Kimmich suggested that Werner had a different task to Lewandowski as he plays for Leipzig

Kimmich suggested that Werner had a different task to Lewandowski as he plays for Leipzig

Leipzig went into the winter break as league leaders in Germany but have struggled since returning to action.

They have failed to win any of their last three games and Bayern are now a point ahead of them at the top.

Sunday’s game between the two sides at the Allianz Arena could be crucial to deciding where the title goes at the end of the campaign.