Created on 12-11-2015 at 10:45 AM
Kingsley Coman is proud and determined, but not awestruck before his latest new challenge: the Bayern pro has quickly integrated into the senior France squad. The confident 19-year-old wants to convince national coach Didier Deschamps of his qualities – and he has certainly impressed the Bayern fans so far.
“I didn't expect to be called up for the national team so early,” commented Coman, a little surprised by the hard-earned call-up after convincing displays for Bayern. However, he is not nervous before his potential debut, the youngster stressed. “Of course it's special to play for my country. But I don't feel much pressure.”
'I'm not scared'
The forward (“Franck Ribéry congratulated me”) knows what is open to him. “I'm confident and I know I have what it takes,” he said, adding that he profits from Bayern's philosophy: “FC Bayern just fit my style of play.” His tally so far: two goals and six assists in 13 appearances in competitive fixtures for the Reds, a genuinely impressive start.
The Frenchman might have the chance to prove his ability in the senior national team for the first time – against world champions Germany. If he earns his first full international cap, it will be against his team-mates Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng and Thomas Müller in Paris on Friday at 21.00 CET. “I've come to stay,” Coman declared, hoping to prove he deserves to play for Les Bleus in time for the Euro 2016 finals in his home country. The youngster does not mind high levels of attention paid to him in the build-up: “I'm not scared.”