Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman believes he needs to be more clinical when it comes to scoring goals. - © imago images / MIS
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman believes he needs to be more clinical when it comes to scoring goals. - © imago images / MIS
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Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman: "I need to be more selfish in front of goal"

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has spoken about his need to be more "selfish in front of goal" if he is to help the record champions retain their Bundesliga title for a record eighth straight year.

The France international was talking to Le Parisien when asked about where he needs to improve his game.

"I'll never score 30, 40 or 50 goals a season," the 23-year-old admitted, "but that killer instinct in front of goal still evades me no matter how much I work on it. I know scoring goals is important, which is why I need to be more selfish in front of goal."

Last season the Frenchman enjoyed the best goalscoring campaign of his career, which, while still in its early years, has seen him win eight consecutive league titles in Germany, Italy and France. He netted 10 goals in all competitions for Bayern in 2018/19.

Watch: Coman's brace and assist to rescue Bayern at Augsburg last season

At first sight perhaps not a remarkable figure, but more impressive considering Coman missed three months of the season with his second ankle ligament injury of 2018. The first of those had ruled him out of his nation's FIFA World Cup win during the summer.

This term the second-fastest player in Bundesliga history has just three goals to his name, and none since Bayern's opening UEFA Champions League group win against Red Star Belgrade in September. He does, though, have four assists, and understands that is a key part of his game.

"I'm a winger, so my primary aim is to create," Coman added. "A team has to be homogenous and it’s important to have different types of players. I know stats are very important but I don't want to completely change my game and just stand in the penalty area."