Bayern Munich: Konrad Laimer has no regrets about leaving RB Leipzig

Despite a challenging season, Bayern Munich midfielder Konrad Laimer has no regrets about leaving RB Leipzig last summer to seal a move to Bavaria.
Konrad Laimer has no regrets about leaving RB Leipzig last summer to join Bayern Munich.
Konrad Laimer has no regrets about leaving RB Leipzig last summer to join Bayern Munich. / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

Bayern Munich made one change in the midfield department last summer. They acquired the signing of Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig on a free transfer. Laimer replaced his fellow compatriot Marcel Sabitzer in the squad. Sabitzer sealed a move to Borussia Dortmund after two underwhelming seasons at Bayern.

Laimer has been a solid signing for Die Roten this season. The Austrian has made 31 appearances for Rekordmeister across all competitions. He has chipped in with one goal and two assists for Bayern this campaign.

The Austrian midfielder has largely played in the right-back position this season. Since Noussair Mazraoui had a fair share of injury problems during Hinrunde, Laimer had to play in the right-back position. He has also done well when Thomas Tuchel has used him in the center of the park.

Laimer decided to join Bayern to compete for trophies. Things have not gone well for Bayern this season in the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal. There is a good chance for Bayern to end the campaign without a trophy. Despite a difficult campaign in Bavaria, Laimer told OFB (via iMiaSanMia) that he has no regrets about joining Bayern.

""I had a great time in Leipzig. But Bayern is something bigger - one of the biggest clubs in Europe with the biggest goals. You notice that every day there. When you don't win everything in the end, then it wasn't good enough. It's always about winning everything, and that takes you forward as an athlete.""

Konrad Laimer

Despite a testing campaign for Die Roten, Laimer can be content with his performances. Counter-pressing is Laimer’s biggest strength. He works hard out of possession to help the team win the ball sooner rather than later. Moreover, his versatility provides Tuchel with a lot of tactical flexibility.

Laimer suffered a calf injury in January that kept him out for a few weeks. He returned to action at the end of February. Laimer has not played much since returning from injury since Thomas Tuchel has been sticking with a fixed starting XI. The Austrian midfielder will look to get adequate game time during the final two months of the season.

The former RB Leipzig midfielder admits that Bayern are not giving up on the Bundesliga title. The defending champions are ten points behind league leaders Bayer Leverkusen. Laimer believes Bayern need to keep chipping away with wins to put pressure on Leverkusen. Xabi Alonso’s team will have to lose several games during the final phase of the Bundesliga to give Bayern a route back in the title race.

The Champions League is the only realistic trophy Bayern can win this season. They will face Arsenal in the quarter-finals after the international break. Laimer is looking forward to two exciting games against Arsenal, and he hopes to go all the way with the Bavarian club in the Champions League.