Cologne - Kingsley Coman has quickly settled into life at FC Bayern München. The French U21 international has already shown his talent and repaid the trust of the Bayern hierarchy with goals against SV Darmstadt 98 and 1. FSV Mainz 05.
In an interview with bundesliga.com, the Paris-born forward talks about his first month at Bayern, his ambitions for the future, and which of his team mates have most impressed him.
bundesliga.com: Monsieur Coman, with eight games played, Bayern are already seven points ahead of Borussia Dortmund. What are your first impressions of life at the club?
Coman: We may have won all our games so far, but there's a long way to go this season. With that in mind, we are staying calm and focused. There are still 26 games to play. We are not even halfway there. So nothing has been decided yet.
bundesliga.com:What has made Bayern so strong in the last few weeks?
Coman:Everything is just clicking. Our squad is fantastic, we have been ruthless in front of goal, we are very disciplined and we stay very focused for the full 90 minutes, regardless of the scoreline. Also, the spirit in the team is great.
bundesliga.com:You arrived at Bayern from Juventus FC on a two-year loan deal five weeks ago. How happy are you with the amount you have played so far?
Coman:Pep Guardiola has allowed me to play regularly. I'm very happy. I can feel he has confidence in me. Everything happened so quickly, I was able to show what I can do straight away.
bundesliga.com: What do you want to achieve with your new club?
Coman: I came here to win as many trophies as possible. Bayern are now chasing their fourth Bundesliga title in a row, and I'll try to help them do that so that the club can make history. We'll also try to win the DFB Pokal and the Champions League.
bundesliga.com: And your personal objectives?
Coman: The coach has used me either on the left or the right of the front three. From there, I try to create chances using my pace. So far, it's worked well. But I've only been playing in Munich for four weeks. So now I want to push on and put in good performances on a regular basis.
bundesliga.com: What impressions have you got from the team?
Coman: I noticed immediately how high the intensity is at training sessions. It's unbelievably high. Every player is world class. But I'm not surprised by that, because in the last few years, Bayern have always been at the forefront of things, both domestically and in Europe.
bundesliga.com: Are there any team mates who have really impressed you?
Coman: It's difficult to pick out one name, but if I had to, I'd choose David Alaba. What he does every day is just unbelievable. He's a player who can do everything. He's already amazingly mature and he plays with a lot of confidence.
bundesliga.com: How well have you integrated into the team?
Coman: I can speak French with Franck Ribery and Medhi Benatia. Unfortunately, both of them are injured at the moment. But I can also speak with Arturo Vidal in Italian because we played together at Juventus last season. Otherwise, it isn't easy because I don't speak any German yet. But everyone was very welcoming, and I feel really comfortable around my team mates.