Kingsley Coman (l.) has loved every minute of his first season on loan at FC Bayern München. - © © gettyimages / Micha Will
Kingsley Coman (l.) has loved every minute of his first season on loan at FC Bayern München. - © © gettyimages / Micha Will
Bundesliga

Coman exclusive: 'I have a lot to thank Bayern and Guardiola for'

The proud owner of winners' medals in the Bundesliga and DFB Cup, there is no doubt that Kingsley Coman's debut season at FC Bayern München has been a roaring success.

In an exclusive interview with bundesliga.com, the Juventus FC loanee winger reflected on his first full taste of the Bundesliga, before looking ahead to this summer's European Championships in his native France and the impending arrival of new Bayern head coach Carlo Ancelotti.

bundesliga.com: Kingsley Coman, you've won the Bundesliga for the first time. How does it feel?

Kingsley Coman: It's a fantastic feeling. We dominated from the start and although Borussia Dortmund were tremendously strong and never let up, we withstood the pressure. We didn't have any wobbles and played with unbelievable consistency. That says it all about the character and integrity of our team.

bundesliga.com: You won the league title with PSG in 2014 and with Juventus in 2015. Three league titles at 19 is an exceptional achievement. Does it make you proud?

Coman: Definitely. I'm really proud of it, but this title with Bayern means more to me because I've played regularly and have been able to establish myself here.

bundesliga.com: What does a fourth successive Bundesliga title mean to you? No team has ever done it before...

Coman: It's hard for me to gauge because I only came to Munich a year ago, but it shows what a great team Bayern are and that they're clearly number one in Germany.

bundesliga.com: Were Borussia Dortmund your toughest opponents this season?

Coman: The 0-0 draw in Dortmund during the Rückrunde was a really tough game and BVB definitely had a great season. They're the best runners-up of all time for a reason, but Borussia Mönchengladbach also put in a strong display against us just before the winter break. They then fought hard for a draw at the Allianz Arena in the Rückrunde. It's definitely been a lot of fun for me to play in the Bundesliga. I'm able to maximise my potential here.

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