‘Mbappe can make a difference’ – Coman wary of his colleague from France ahead of Champions League final


PSG star’s return from injury was key to his side’s journey to the final, with Coman warning his teammates of the potential impact

Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman believes his side will have to keep Kylian Mbappe a secret if they hope to defeat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final.The Bundesliga giants enter Sunday’s clash in scintillating form, having sent Barcelona 8-2 to the quarterfinals before beating Lyon with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday.

But PSG aren’t lacking in confidence either, with Mbappe’s return ahead of schedule after injury boosting their hopes after reaching their first-ever Champions League final with wins over Atalanta and RB Leipzig in the week. last.

The French striker and Neymar will be key to the Parisians’ hopes at Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz, and his international teammate has warned that Bayern will have to be wary of his talents.

“I have played with him several times, so I will try to give all the advice I can give,” Coman told reporters during an interrogation on Mbappe on Thursday.

“There is also the video and the coaching instructions. He is a player who creates, a bit like Lionel Messi whom we have already faced.

“He can make a difference in a game and we’ll try to keep him as quiet as possible. ”

Bayern, of course, has no shortage of stars in its own ranks, with Robert Lewandowski, top scorer in the Champions League for 2019-2020, Serge Gnabry currently in third place behind Erling Haaland.

But it was in defense that the team’s last gem emerged: left-back Alphonso Davies, who at 19 has been in spectacular form throughout his first full season at the Allianz Arena.

“He was not a left-back at the start, which is why he took more time [to come to prominence]”Coman said of his teammate.

“I think he’s the best in his position right now and I hope he shows that on Sunday. ”

Coman missed France’s 2018 World Cup victory after being excluded from Didier Deschamps’ final squad due to injury issues.

But as he prepares to face PSG, he insists that triumphing in the Champions League cannot be compared to success at international level.

“The two competitions are not linked. The disappointment of the World Cup is long gone. They are two completely different things, ”he added.

“I would still like to win the World Cup, but today I am with my club. I want to win the Champions League and I hope we win the cup on Sunday. “


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