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“I would say Guardiola.” – Kingsley Coman on the coach who’s made the biggest impact on him

Speaking exclusively to Eurosport, Bayern Munich and France attacker Kingsley Coman discussed working under Pep Guardiola, his future at Bayern Munich and how he’s developed at the Bundesliga club.

“I’ve progressed. Physically it’s different, I was younger and I had more energy. I’m still not old and I still have pep,” Coman told Eurosport.

“But at 18 or 19, I had not yet had an injury, except for small sprains when I was little. With every dribble, I really felt that I could accelerate. Physically, I had no problem.

“Now I am getting older. I have played longer at a high level. When I arrived, I had less playing time and I did not know what it felt like to put together a number of matches in a row, playing every few days as a key player.”

Speaking about his future, the Frenchman admitted that he doesn’t know where he’ll be in five years, but he wants to continue to win trophies at the highest level.

“I don’t know what I want in five years so anything is possible. To stay at the top level and to win the most titles. And in a fairly telling statement he adds: “Bayern is one of the clubs where you can do that.”

The 23-year-old believes Pep Guardiola is the coach who’s made the biggest impact on his career.

“I would say Guardiola. He is the one who made me start playing a little more regularly even if I had played a few matches at Juve.

“He creates systems to have one-on-one situations and it’s the system where I can flourish the most. He didn’t ask me to have stats. He just asked me to take, hit and centre. And that was what I appreciated very much.”

 

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