Meet The Defender Who's Level With Lionel Messi And Eden Hazard For Assists This Season

Meet the defender who's level with Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard for assists this season in Europe's top 5 leagues.

Messi and Hazard both have an impressive 10 assists to their name. And, last night, a defender also recorded his 10th assist of the season.

Joshua Kimmich racked up his 10th assist of the campaign after creating Kingsley Coman's goal on Friday as Bayern Munich beat Augburgs 3-2.

He's tied with Messi and Hazard. The German right-back is also leading the way in the Bundesliga.

Although he's pleased to have contributed to the team, he stressed that his 'main job is to defend'.

"I'm pleased with goals and assists, especially because it means I'm helping the team," the 24-year-old said.

"But I'm also happy when I'm not involved in goals but we still win. My main job is to defend, to make sure we don't concede. And we need to improve there."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Image: PA
Image: PA

Kimmich and co now turn their attention to the Champions League as they face Liverpool in a tasty fixture.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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