No one can accuse Kingsley Coman of being one to shy away from a challenge. The 19-year-old risked it all to join FC Bayern München on a two-year loan deal from Juventus FC last summer, but his great Bavarian plunge is already paying dividends.
'Guardiola gave me some good advice'
The teenage super talent was the best player on the pitch as France scraped a 3-2 friendly win over Cameroon on Tuesday, leaving les Bleus head coach Didier Deschamps with plenty to ponder heading into next month's UEFA European Championships on French soil.
Coman's inclusion in Deschamps' final 23-man squad is, in itself, a tremendous achievement for a player who, until recently, had never made more than three consecutive senior appearances. Although he won domestic titles with both boyhood club Paris-Saint Germain and Juventus, it is only at Bayern where he appears to have found his true calling.
"I didn't feel I had anything to prove at Juventus," Coman recalled. "The main difference is the style of football at Bayern suits me. I can show my qualities better here. [Pep Guardiola] gave me a chance to play and some good advice: 'Don't ask yourself questions. Just play.'"