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Kingsley Coman tips Presnel Kimpembe to captain PSG

Bayern Munich attacker Kingsley Coman says he wants to see Presnel Kimpembe captain Paris Saint-Germain.

They both came through PSG’s academy, but Coman left for Juventus in 2014 before joining the Bavarian giants. They have remained close friends since then.

The 26-year-old believes that appointing Kimpembe as the captain of the star-studded PSG squad would send a positive message to the club’s youngsters.

Speaking to Canal+ (via RMC Sport), Coman said: “I’m not impartial, it’s the friendship that’s talking here, but it would be great to always see Presnel as PSG captain, even if he has had the armband many times. It would be a source of pride for me.

“Even for PSG’s young players, to see that one of us has gone all the way to the top to become captain, in a team with stars from all over, that buys great players, it would be great.

“Personally, even if I like Marqui, Presnel as captain speaks to me more.”

Kimpembe has received plaudits for his leadership qualities. He has been PSG’s assistant captain until recently when head coach Christophe Galtier appointed Kylian Mbappe. The decision blindsided the defender, but he accepted it.

However, Kimpembe is still a valuable figure and leader at the club, even if he does not wear the armband.

When tensions rose with fans following their loss to Marseille in the French Cup weeks ago, Kimpembe stood and calmed the fans. Unfortunately, the centre-back is now out for the rest of the season.

Bayern take on PSG this week in the second leg of their round of 16 Champions League match.

Coman scored the winner in the first leg at the Parc Des Princes when his shot squirmed under Gianluigi Donnarumma.

PSG face a fight to overcome the Bundesliga giants in Germany. They will have to do it without Kimpembe and Neymar, which makes their task harder.

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