Kingsley Coman: 'It's not a game between me and PSG'
The Champions League final on Sunday evening (21:00 CEST) will already be the most important game of Kingsley Coman's career. But there's a special treat in store for the 24-year-old, for he'll be lining up against his boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain. At the age of eight, the FC Bayern winger joined the PSG youth academy, and turned pro there in 2013. In a virtual press conference ahead of this very special game, Coman chatted about his relationship with PSG, Bayern's performance, the teams' attacking players and much more. fcbayern.com has summarised his key statements, and you can watch the complete press conference in our video.
...the clash with PSG:
"It's the club where I grew up, but now I'm at Bayern. It's six years since I left PSG, so a long time ago now. I think there are only two players left who were there six years ago. This is not a game between me and PSG, it's a game between Bayern Munich and PSG. We want to win and we'll do everything in our power to achieve that. I stand 100% by Bayern Munich."
...the Champions League campaign and the finals tournament:
"We played superbly in the group stages and won all our games. Even though the situation is different now, we've still had to play well, with a lot of aggression. We've managed that so far and now we've only got one game left which we're determined to win to make this a perfect Champions League season from A to Z!"
... Bayern's performance this season:
"We really enjoy the way we play. We're very attack-minded, put on a lot of pressure and score a lot of goals. Even after five or six goals we keep attacking and we're still hungry. We don't stop playing. We keep going until the game is over. That's one of this team's great strengths. We've achieved some terrific results under our coach and have won most of our games. We're looking forward to the final and intend to win the last game of the season as well."
...what the Champions League means:
"We know the Champions League is the most difficult competition to win. It's been seven years since Bayern last did it. We have a chance to do that on Sunday and we'll do everything we can to make it happen."
...Football in France:
"I believe the French game is currently the best in the world. We won the World Cup. There are so many terrific players. In the Champions League this year, two teams made it to the semi-finals and one even made it to the final. The past two years have gone well for the French national team and I think there's more to come."