Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has hailed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola by describing him as the best coach he has played under. The 23-year-old worked under Guardiola’s guidance during the beginning of his Bayern career and he has now admitted that the Spaniard got the best out of him.
He told: “I would say Guardiola [was my best coach] because he is the one who made me start playing a little more regularly even if I had played a few matches at Juventus. For a player in my position, a winger who likes to hit and provoke, he is the best coach we can have because that is what demands us the most.He creates systems to have one-on-one situations and it’s the system where I can flourish the most. He didn’t ask me to have stats. He just wanted me to take, hit and centre. And that was what I appreciated very much.”
Coman’s career has been blighted with injuries over the past few years but he has still impressed whenever he has made the comeback to the playing field. As a result, he continues to earn the trust from the German champions and he will be hoping that he can put the injury concerns to bed to become a consistent performer for the club.
Coman sustained a knee injury during the Champions League round of 16 encounter against Chelsea on February 26 and that should keep him out of actionfor at least two months. With the untimely halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Coman has been handed time to recover from the setback and he appear set to join up with the squad when the season recommences. Coman has won four-straight league titles with Bayern and a fifth successive one appears on the cards with the club holding a four-point advantage over Borussia Dortmund at the top of the standings.