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FC Bayern – News and rumours: End of career for Kingsley Coman in sight?



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France international Kingsley Coman already has concrete thoughts about the end of his career. Meanwhile, a teammate is criticized and an ex-Schalke player wants to have spotted the new Arjen Robben. All news and rumors about FC Bayern can be found here.

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FC Bayern – News: Kingsley Coman is dealing with the end of his career

Although he is only 26 years old, FC Bayern winger Kingsley Coman has apparently already considered the end of his career.

In conversation with L’Equipe said the French international, who is currently with the national team at the World Cup in Qatar: “I’m trying to do everything so that my body can keep up as long as possible. But at the age of 32 or 33, when you’re a dribbler, you have to adapt. “

Coman is characterized above all by his speed and his dribbling strength. And maintaining this momentum is difficult for Coman, who has often struggled with injuries and muscular problems.

“It’s difficult and it’s not the kind of football I like anymore,” added Coman, indicating he didn’t want to play much longer.

Coman’s contract with the record champions runs until 2027. Then he will be 31 years old.

FC Bayern – Rumor: Is Benjamin Pavard splitting France’s cabin?

Benjamin Pavard is currently in a difficult position in the French national team at the World Cup in Qatar. Most recently, coach Didier Deschamps had criticized the Bayern defender. But there should also be displeasure in the cabin.

As L’Equipe reported, some teammates are said to scold Pavard because of the performance he has shown. One of them is Barcelona Ousmane Dembélé. Others like goalkeeper Hugo Lloris or striker Olivier Giroud, on the other hand, are still behind Pavard, according to the report.

After losing to Tunisia on the final day of the group game, Deschamps said Pavard was “not in the right condition” to play. He did not give any details, but is said to have mentioned his body language and non-compliance with tactical guidelines internally.

Pavard is reportedly generally dissatisfied with his current situation and the same at Bayern Munich. He wants to play as a centre-back but is mainly used at right-back as well as in the national team. That’s why he’s also considering a change, which seems impossible this winter due to the personnel situation at FCB – compatriot Lucas Hernandez is likely to be out until the end of the season with a cruciate ligament tear.

FC Bayern – News: TV expert Youri Mulder brings Cody Gakpo into conversation with the record champions

Ex-Schalke striker Youri Mulder has praised the rising star of the Netherlands, Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven, and even brought him up for discussion at FC Bayern.

Mulder is currently working as a TV expert for a Dutch and a Belgian TV station and analyzes the games at the World Cup. Despite reaching the round of 16, he is not enthusiastic about Elftal’s performances, but Gakpo stands out positively for him.

“He’s Holland’s only bright spot. The combination of speed, cleverness, composure, calmness and good character distinguishes him as a player and as a colleague. Gakpo is a super dribbler, has a special, very strange shooting technique. He scores a lot of goals outside of the Sixteens, for example the 1-0 win against Qatar – but it looks so easy, like he’s going to score from five yards out. The kid has developed a technique that allows him to shoot hard and accurately with little power,” said Mulder.

When asked about the future of Gakpo, Mulder had a prominent comparison ready: Arjen Robben, Legendes des FC Bayern. And Mulder can also imagine the 23-year-old at that club: “Gakpo would be one hundred percent for the Munich team. He totally fits in with Bayern’s style of play with tricky footballers like Leroy Sané, Serge Gnabry or Kingsley Coman. The fans come for players like that to the Allianz Arena today, just like he did for Arjen Robben in the past. Gakpo will reach Robben’s level, he’ll be that good.”

Gakpo is under contract with PSV until 2026 and after his World Cup performance so far – he scored in all three games – he should at least not have become cheaper for interested clubs in the summer.

FC Bayern Munich: FCB’s first games in 2023

date time contest Opponent
13th January tbd test match RB Salzburg
January 20th 8.30 p.m Bundesliga RB Leipzig (A)
January 24th 8.30 p.m Bundesliga 1. FC Cologne (H)
January 28th 6.30 p.m Bundesliga Eintracht Frankfurt (H)