Didier Deschamps is a firm admirer of Bayern Munich's Benjamin Pavard, Kingsley Coman and club legend Franck Ribery (l.-r.). - © getty
Didier Deschamps is a firm admirer of Bayern Munich's Benjamin Pavard, Kingsley Coman and club legend Franck Ribery (l.-r.). - © getty

France coach Didier Deschamps praises Bayern Munich duo Benjamin Pavard and Kingsley Coman, and club legend Franck Ribery

France head coach Didier Deschamps believes Benjamin Pavard has what it takes to succeed at Bayern Munich, just as Kingsley Coman and Franck Ribery have done before him.

Pavard has scarcely been out of the France set-up since making his senior international debut under Deschamps in November 2017, and started all but one of his country's seven matches as they lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The 22-year-old defender swapped relegated VfB Stuttgart for record champions Bayern earlier this summer, but Deschamps is confident his charge can adjust to the demands of playing for Germany's most successful club.

"It's a radical change for him," Deschamps told Sport Bild. "It was a difficult season for him with Stuttgart, who unfortunately were relegated. Now he's moved to a very big club, one of the best in Europe, where there's a lot of competition. I think he has everything to be successful at Bayern, though.

"I expect all French national team players to prove themselves every day at the highest level. That's the only way for them to play internationally."

Bayern and France defender Pavard (l.) has won all 22 of his senior international caps to date on Deschamps' (r.) watch. - 2018 Getty Images

Pavard's new Bayern teammate, Coman, certainly delivered as part of Bayern's Bundesliga and DFB Cup-winning team in 2018/19. The 23-year-old winger battled back from yet another serious injury setback to end the campaign with 10 goals and seven assists in 30 appearances in all competitions.

Deschamps duly recalled the former Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus youngster to the France side for the June friendly win against Bolivia - Coman's first international cap in almost two years.

"At 23 he hasn't yet had the career of [Franck] Ribery, but he has won eight league titles in France, Italy and Germany," Deschamps said. "He's climbed a mountain, and has a massive career ahead of him."

Coman has lifted four Bundesliga titles and two DFB Cups in his four years as a Bayern player. - imago images / MIS

Indeed, for Deschamps, there is no better example to follow than Ribery's.

Ribery spent 12 unforgettable years at Bayern, becoming the Bundesliga's record champion after bowing out with his ninth league title at the end of his final season with the club last term.

The 36-year-old amassed 86 goals and 124 assists in his 273 Bundesliga appearances (a record for a non-German Bayern player), and landed no fewer than 23 trophies all told.

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"He was the soul of Bayern and enjoyed a lot of success," Deschamps said of Bayern's legendary No.7. "He was very attached to the club, and Bayern did a lot for him.

"Franck found his ideal club, and Bayern will be eternally grateful for his services. He may well have had the best career of any Frenchman in Germany."