Kingsley Coman is expected to be a key part of the France team at EURO 2016 having impressed in his debut season with FC Bayern. - © © imago
Kingsley Coman is expected to be a key part of the France team at EURO 2016 having impressed in his debut season with FC Bayern. - © © imago

Bayern's Coman set to shine for France at Euro 2016

FC Bayern München's on-loan winger Kingsley Coman is set to make his sixth appearance for France this Friday, in arguably the biggest game of his international career so far.

Coman and his country will be kicking off UEFA EURO 2016 with a game against Romania in the French capital this weekend, and all of the world's eyes will be on Bayern's exciting entertainer, who already has an enviable list of achievements to look back on, despite his tender 19 years.

Last month, Coman added the Bundesliga and DFB Cup to the Serie A and Ligue 1 titles he has already picked up at his previous clubs Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. "But this title with Bayern has more meaning for me," Coman recently told bundesliga.com. "I won it playing more regularly and having established myself as a regular."

That resonates from the 23 appearances he made in the Bundesliga, in which he scored four goals and set up a further six. In addition, he took to the field eight times in the Champions League, including two goals and six assists, and played four of Bayern's DFB Cup fixtures, making it quite a debut season.

Coman nevertheless does not yet feel he has yet arrived on the top footballing stage, but is merely taking the first of many steps there. "I know I still have to work hard on myself to become a really good player," he said, "But I'm only just turning 20 so I certainly have plenty of margin for improvement."

Bayern's sporting director Matthias Sammer has lauded that attitude, praising the Frenchman for his every move since moving to Bavaria from Turin a year ago. "I'm so impressed with the way he remains so humble and with how he is integrating into the team," Sammer said. "It certainly catches your eye."

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