Football: finally flying in blue for Kingsley Coman?

Football: finally flying in blue for Kingsley Coman?

September 9, 2019 0 By admin

Kingsley Coman during the match against Albania.
Kingsley Coman during the match against Albania. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Often hurt, sometimes unlucky, Kingsley Coman's life in blue has not always been a quiet river. By registering a double against Albania, Saturday, September 7 at the Stade de France (4-1), the player of Bayern Munich has remembered the good memory of his coach and the French public. He could again be offered a chance, Tuesday, September 10, against the modest team of Andorra on behalf of qualifications to Euro 2020.

The Parisian by birth this time, seized his chance by taking advantage of the absence of several players, Kylian Mbappé in the first place. Intense on the front of the attack, cutting in his movements, not reluctant to go back and forth on his side for defensive tasks, Coman has also had the good idea to write two nice goals to perfect his performance against Albania. In ninety minutes, he scored twice as many goals as in his first 17 appearances in blue (only one goal, in March 2016 from his third selection).

"It's the first time I'm ovationed here, in France"

Trained at Paris-Saint-Germain, but exiled at Juventus in Turin and Bayern Munich, 23-year-old Kingsley Coman was once celebrated on his own land. " It is heartwarming, he smiled after the meeting. It is the first time that I am ovationné here, in France. "

But far from him the idea to ignite, he knows all too well that the rest of his career is conditioned by a full season without injury. "I'm professional and I know it's just a match. Good if it went well, but there is still a game Tuesday and a season behind. "

The player and the man come back, indeed, from a distance. Handicapped by two big ankle injuries since the beginning of his career and, by a multitude of small physical glitches, Coman has never been able to establish himself as indisputable holder in club and selection, in spite of his brilliant talent.

If he had joined the tricolor group for Euro 2016, he missed the world title in 2018 in Russia because of his injuries. " Enough is enough. Maybe my foot is not level, I'll go and make my life on my side "he had commented, suggesting that he could put an end to his career.

A statement he had to relativize later: "When I hurt myself, it was really the end of the world. I put everything in order in my life because I had in mind the World Cup. I relativize today and I'm really happy with little. "

Present on the scoresheet against Andorra in June, the Bavarian had to give up at the last minute because of muscular tension. Earlier, in March, it was twenty-four hours before France-Iceland he had declared forfeit for back pain.

"It's nice to see him on such a level"

"It's nice to see him again at this level," said after the meeting against Albania, Didier Deschamps, who has always appreciated the profile and character of the Munich. "Kingsley has been with us for a while, he was there before the Euro, he was younger. Today his match is more like what he has been doing for a year with Bayern because he is more efficient, more attracted to the goal. He always had this ability to destabilize the opponent, commented the coach, adding that"You have to make sure that nothing athletic happens to him."

The player is at a pivotal moment in his career. Now holder at Bayern Munich since the departures of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben this summer, he also knows that the Euro 2020 is played now.

Is his performance against Albania able to redistribute the cards in the attack of the France team? This would involve either a system change or the sacrifice of an attacker. The former PSG player was confident in an interview with The Team on September 6, in the fact that his "Time will arrive". This may already be the case.

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