Beating PSG will send message to rest of Europe, says Coman

Kingsley Coman and Niklas Sule have their say on Tuesday’s home clash against Paris Saint-Germain, who Bayern Munich lost to in September.

Published : Dec 04, 2017 20:18 IST

Kingsley Coman has yet to come to his own in the Champions League this season
Kingsley Coman has yet to come to his own in the Champions League this season

Kingsley Coman has yet to come to his own in the Champions League this season

Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman believes avenging his team's 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain this week will send a message to the rest of the Champions League contenders.

The Bundesliga champion was beaten 3-0 in Paris in the reverse fixture in September, a result that prompted this Bavarian club to sack Carlo Ancelloti.

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Bayern's 2-1 league loss to Borussia Monchengladbach last month was its only defeat since that fixture at Parc des Princes and it has already secured its place in the last 16 of the Champions League once more.

However, Coman wants to beat his old club – whose unbeaten run this season ended with a 2-1 loss at Strasbourg on Saturday – in order to underline Bayern's credentials as a challenger for the trophy.

"I don't think it's a personal matter with PSG, but a message to all of Europe that Bayern want to win the Champions League," he told a news conference. "Of course, it's also about revenge, but it's nothing personal."

Defender Niklas Sule is also hoping for a result to set the record straight, even though the 4-0 win necessary for Bayern to finish top of the group looks unlikely.

Read: Disjointed Bayern thrashed 3-0 by PSG

"It was a black evening for us in Paris. We went behind very early," he said. "We've strengthened a lot under Jupp Heynckes and we don't need to hide from PSG. We have to be more compact and focused.

"We've worked well in the last few weeks and put ourselves in a good position, both in the Bundesliga and the Champions League. I'm confident we will play well."

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