Kingsley Coman has had a very mediocre season so far. The Frenchman was repeatedly thrown back by interruptions and is probably the weakest Bayern offensive player of the first half of the season. Now Julian Nagelsmann has commented on the Munich problem child.
For Julian Nagelsmann, Coman's small form slump does not come as a surprise. "In the last few weeks he has had muscular problems again and again - muscle hardening and cramps. That's probably why he wasn't in the best shape," he defended his protégé as part of the PK. Coman also knows "that he can play better than now." Now it's about "feeling the maximum freshness in his muscles", because in this case "he would be irreplaceable for us". Coman was the most consistent Munich winger last season and Nagelsmann never tired of emphasizing exactly that . But now you have to ask yourself who the Frenchman can oust at all. If you take the performance principle as an occasion, then most likely Mané or the currently injured Müller. However, the two experienced offensive players also have a rock in the coach's board. Exciting battles for positions and long faces await us when we face the really big chunks in the Champions League next year. One or the other star could surprisingly find themselves on the bench.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Coman faded into the Bayern offensive: Nagelsmann knows the reasons.