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Kovac pleased to have Coman back at Bayern Munich

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Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac is pleased with how quickly Kingsley Coman settled back into the squad after returning from a long-term injury

The French winger was caught up in a late challenge by Hoffenheim’s Nico Schulz in Bayern’s opening day 3-1 win in the Bundesliga back in August.

Coman was left sidelined for three months with torn ankle ligaments but made a timely return to the bench last weekend at Werder Bremen.

After Franck Ribery’s injury blow, Coman then came on and play for the remaining 52 minutes as Bayern secured a 2-1 win.

“It’s nice that he has come back after a little more than three months and a serious injury,” said Kovac, according to FourFourTwo.

“He was not intended [to play against] Bremen, at least not for 55 or 60 minutes but rather to get 10 or 15. It came as it came and he has done very well.”

The Croatian coach has had to implement a carefully tailored plan for Coman’s training due to rushing him back into action.

“If you do not play for three months and then come in, you will of course get an adrenaline rush – that works,” Kovac explained.

“But he really felt it, the next two days on the ropes. That’s why we took him out on Tuesday and Wednesday and we’ll continue to build him up step by step.

“You’ve already seen in Bremen that he’s one we’ve lacked and he certainly takes us to another dimension in attack.”

Bayern will face Nurnberg on Saturday in the Bundesliga.