Joshua Kimmich is with Robert Lewandowski following his diatribe at the club’s management, but says the forward needs the team to score goals.
Lewandowski slammed the club for not defending him, after he was criticised following Bayern Munich’s exit from the Champions League, saying he felt no protection and felt alone.
The Poland international flirted with the idea of leaving Bayern Munich, but says the club’s fans convinced him to stay and Kimmich is holding him to that.
“I don’t know what was said to Robert personally and what was said in public,” Kimmich told reporters.
“But if Robert says that he missed that [support from the club], I don’t know if it’s true, but you have to believe him.
“I think that appraisal can’t be defined on the fact what was said in public. It’s just about communication, and you confirm that by talking face-to-face to a player.”
“I’m sure, Robert knows how important he is for us,” said Kimmich. “It is almost certain that he scores 30 goals in a Bundesliga season.
“On the other hand, he has to realise that he won’t score all those goals without the help of his team-mates. He can’t do that on his own.
“So there is not only appraisal from the other players towards him, but there has to be some appraisal from Robert towards us, too.”