The France winger scored the winner in the Champions League final against PSG but faces a fresh challenge from his new team-mate
Kingsley Coman says he isn’t threatened by the arrival of Leroy Sane as Bayern Munich prepare to defend their treble.
The France winger was the match-winner in the Champions League final, heading in the only goal against Paris Saint-Germain to cap an excellent individual display.
It wasn’t lost on many fans that Hansi Flick’s supremely dominant team – unbeaten in 2020 and starting the season on a 22-match winning run – could yet hit new heights with the addition of Sane.
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The 24-year-old will be looking to make a big impression after returning to Germany from Manchester City, and Coman will be in direct competition with him for a starting spot.
“That’s not a problem,” Coman told Sky Sports.
“There is always competition at Bayern. In my first year it was Arjen [Robben], Douglas [Costa] and Franck [Ribery]. This year there is only Sane!”
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Bayern play their first game of 2020-21 at home to Schalke on September 18, playing four games in three competitions before the end of the month.
With the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla and the DFL-Supercup against Borussia Dortmund, Bayern could start October with two trophies already in the bag.
With the games coming thick and fast in a compressed season, Coman thinks strength in depth will be key.
“It will be very difficult; we play almost every third day,” he said. “But we have a good team. I hope I play a lot, but I can’t play every game. We need every player.
“We usually need time [after the end of the previous season]. But we will do everything to be ready.”
Bayern’s treble in 2019-20 was their second in less than a decade following their glorious 2012-13 season under Jupp Heynckes.
Such is the belief instilled in the squad under Flick, Coman even suggested the Bavarians could go back-to-back.
“[The team] always wants to win,” he said. “And maybe we’ll celebrate a second treble in a row”.
For now, Coman seems happy to bask in the aftermath of last season, its finale still less than a month ago.
Scoring against his former side to lift European football’s biggest trophy is a feeling the winger doesn’t expect to ever leave him.
“It’s my most important goal in my life and in my career, and I’ll never forget it.”