Nigel De Jong is an solid footballer with an eye for a tackle. Nope, no scrap that. Nigel De Jong is a footballer with an eye for a hard tackle.
Yesterday was no exception as he crunched Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich. The young midfielder could be seen releasing the ball as De Jong went in for a tackle, his knee going straight through the youngster, followed by the rest of the Dutchman.
Kimmich limped off in the 20th minute to be replaced by David Alaba, with Bayern Munich going on to win 3-0.
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He has since had scans on his leg and the Bundesliga club confirmed he would only be absent for a few days, suffering a minor thigh injury.
Relative unknown Kimmich signed for Bayern Munich in January for a £6.25 million fee from Stuttgart and is yet to make his Bundesliga debut.
Pep Guardiola reacted furiously on the touchline before confronting De Jong in the tunnel at half time, the video can be seen below.
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