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.
Joshua Kimmich with his 10th assist of the season, leading the Bundesliga in assists. #FCAFCB- Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 15, 2019
Only three players in Europe's top five leagues have provided 10 league assists this season:- Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) February 15, 2019
There is a difference between them, Hazard and Messi are attackers and he is a defender. pic.twitter.com/FnRy7OYkUe
10 Assists in Europe's Top 5 Leagues this season:- Fernando!... :soccer: (@Fernando__FCB) February 16, 2019
- Joshua Kimmich :red_circle::white_circle:
- Eden Hazard :large_blue_circle::white_circle:
- Lionel Messi :red_circle::large_blue_circle: pic.twitter.com/YtZ88wiLZG
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."
Kimmich and co now turn their attention to the Champions League as they face Liverpool in a tasty fixture.