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Coman says he’s not the next Ribery

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The Bayern Munich French wonderkid says Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are two role models everybody looks on in the club

For Bayern Munich’s French wonderkid Kingsley Coman Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are two players most youngster look up to.

But he says he doesn’t want to be compared with them.

“Of course it is a dream of mine to be as important for Bayern someday as Ribéry and Robben,” he told Bavarian Football Works.

“I want to meet the expectations that the club has of me and play an important part in the future.”

“Both of them are really icons — they’ve performed for over ten years and have celebrated great success,” he added.

“I would like to stay with Bayern Munich for a very long time and have a career like this.”

“No, that’s impossible. No one can be the successor of Franck Ribéry, like for like. There’s only one Franck,” he explained.

“No one will ever be like he is. Franck is a magnificent model for me. My goal is to do just as well as him but in my own way. I’m Kingsley Coman — and not the new Franck Ribéry.”