logo
My Profile

‘I get a bit frightened of heading the ball’-Coman teased by his squad

Sat 02 January 2021 | 9:58

The France international has found the target with his head in the Champions League final but believes it’s not a natural talent.

Kingsley Coman

admitted that his team-mates at

Bayern Munich

make fun of the fact that when it comes to heading the ball, he becomes afraid.

The Bayern Munich winger, who has scored a significant header in the August Champions League final win, reveals that his instincts push him to close his eyes before going in for a header.

"

It's just the way it is that I get a bit frightened of heading the ball, and my team-mates make fun of me over it,

" Coman said.

"

You can see it in the pictures. I closed my eyes for the header. It's instinctive - a natural reflex. I always try to keep my eyes open, but at the last moment I always have this reflex.

"

Putting aside his impressive display against

Paris Saint-Germain

, the 24-year-old has never been the most productive wide player. Last season, he netted 10 goals. This season, however, his tally of five has seen him benched. Although he doesn’t believe himself to be a ‘killer’ in front of goal, Coman is trying to strengthen himself in that area.

I’ve had to be more present in front of goal and I’m creating more chances,

” he said in 2019.

I don’t think I’ll ever be someone to score 30, 40 or 50 goals in a season. This instinct to be a killer in front of goal, it’s not natural to me, even if I work for it.

“I love creating goals. But I know that scoring is very important. So, I’m strict with myself and I try to be more egotistical.”

Bayern will face

Mainz

, who are sitting almost rock-bottom, on Sunday as their first

Bundesliga

action after the short break. They ended 2020 with a prolific 2-1 victory over

Bayer Leverkusen

which sat them first on the Bundesliga table.


source: SportMob