Bayern chooses the small, big solution

Kingsley Coman will miss FC Bayern for months after his syndesmotic ligament rupture.
The club will obviously not commit a new wingman.
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By Benedikt Warmbrunn
The winger, who should belong to Bayern at the future, has a successful weekend behind him. He scored no goal, he did not prepare, but he dribbled and whirled along the line, winning the game with his Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 against San Jose Earthquakes. So was the weekend of Alphonso Davies, 17 years old, from January 2019 to winger of Bayern.

At the weekend, they thought more of the Canadians in the club, they have praised themselves a little for the fact that they have committed him a few weeks ago. Almost four months into the game, then Davies is part of the squad – that was a reassuring thought at the weekend for those responsible at Bayern. Because the winger, who should be the future of FC Bayern and actually already the present, has a miserable weekend behind him.

Already in February, Coman had torn the Syndesmoseband
The last pictures of Kingsley Coman from the first Bundesliga night of the season were bleakly lit, they were not pictures showing a hero. Coman, 22, left the practice of team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt on crutches shortly before midnight on Friday evening, his left trouser leg rolled up, a bandage around his left ankle. On Sunday, Coman was operated on for a syndesmotic ligament tear in the left ankle, with him they reckon in the club again in December. “Of course we are very sad that Kingsley suffered the same injury as before,” coach Niko Kovac said after training on Saturday.

Already in February, against the Hertha, Coman had torn the Syndesmoseband above the left ankle, he fell out for months, returned only in the cup final, for 20 minutes. The French coach Didier Deschamps was the too little match practice, Coman missed the World Cup in Russia, which is why he now unlike his teammate Corentin Tolisso may not call themselves world champion. “The injury hurts us a lot,” said Joshua Kimmich, “I was shocked, I almost had tears in my eyes when I saw him lying there like this.”

After the 3: 1 (1: 0) of Bayern against TSG Hoffenheim, the participants discussed little about the game, not even that Thomas Müller had hit with the head (!) (22). It was about the use of the video assistant (see text below), and it was from the Munich point of view that in this game had been too little football, which they could have discussed. The club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made an especially clear statement in an interview with the homepage of the club.

Especially in the first half, the guests were “brutally hard started”, Coman, Thiago and Franck Ribéry were “permanently” gefoult. Rummenigge lamented “Wild West-style football,” he said, “if a team blew Halali against our players, as happened yesterday, then fair play has nothing to do with it.” It was also a defense against what FC Bayern will expect more this season: tough defending opponents.


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