Summary

  • Coman joined Bayern has been named in final France squad for Euro 2016.
  • "I'm looking forward to seeing Ancelotti again."
  • "I'm able to maximise my potential at Bayern."

The proud owner of winners' medals in the Bundesliga and DFB Cup, there is no doubt that Kingsley Coman's debut season at FC Bayern München has been a roaring success.

In an exclusive interview with bundesliga.com, the Juventus FC loanee winger reflected on his first full taste of the Bundesliga, before looking ahead to this summer's European Championships in his native France and the impending arrival of new Bayern head coach Carlo Ancelotti.

bundesliga.com: Kingsley Coman, you've won the Bundesliga for the first time. How does it feel?

Kingsley Coman: It's a fantastic feeling. We dominated from the start and although Borussia Dortmund were tremendously strong and never let up, we withstood the pressure. We didn't have any wobbles and played with unbelievable consistency. That says it all about the character and integrity of our team.

bundesliga.com: You won the league title with PSG in 2014 and with Juventus in 2015. Three league titles at 19 is an exceptional achievement. Does it make you proud?

Coman: Definitely. I'm really proud of it, but this title with Bayern means more to me because I've played regularly and have been able to establish myself here.

bundesliga.com: What does a fourth successive Bundesliga title mean to you? No team has ever done it before...

Coman: It's hard for me to gauge because I only came to Munich a year ago, but it shows what a great team Bayern are and that they're clearly number one in Germany.

bundesliga.com: Were Borussia Dortmund your toughest opponents this season?

Coman: The 0-0 draw in Dortmund during the Rückrunde was a really tough game and BVB definitely had a great season. They're the best runners-up of all time for a reason, but Borussia Mönchengladbach also put in a strong display against us just before the winter break. They then fought hard for a draw at the Allianz Arena in the Rückrunde. It's definitely been a lot of fun for me to play in the Bundesliga. I'm able to maximise my potential here.

The France international says Dortmund and Mönchengladbach made for fearsome opposition.

bundesliga.com: Are you happy with your own performances over the course of the season?

Coman: Absolutely, even though I'm well aware that I still have a lot of work to do to become a key player. I only turn 20 next month, though, so I've definitely got room for improvement. I didn't play much at PSG or Juventus, but I'm more than happy with how often I've played in Munich. I've been able to show what I can do on a regular basis.

Question: Would you have been named in the France squad for the Euros without the trust Bayern and Pep Guardiola showed you?

Coman: There's no doubt I have a lot to thank FC Bayern and the coach for. I don't know if I'd have been playing for the France seniors so soon without the faith they showed me, but my performances in Munich have made France coach Didier Deschamps take note and now I'm just looking forward to the Euros in my home country.

bundesliga.com: Just a note on the coming season to finish. Are you looking forward to working with Carlo Ancelotti?

Coman: I already know Carlo Ancelotti from my time at Paris Saint-Germain. He handed me my professional debut, so I'm still very grateful to him to this day. I'm looking forward to seeing him again.