‘I Closed My Eyes for the Header’ – Bayern Munich Forward Admits to Being Scared of Goal in Champions League Final Against PSG

Despite being months removed from the UEFA Champions League loss to FC Bayern Munich, the defeat remains a sensitive spot for Paris Saint-Germain supporters. 

In the 90 minutes, the lone goal came courtesy of the former capital club youth product Kingsley Coman, who scored off a header, which is odd from him as he stated during an interview with Bild (via Bundesliga).  

The 24-year-old revealed a story about his eventual game-winning goal against his former club where he admits that he’s not the biggest fan of headers despite calling for a center from his teammate Joshua Kimmich. 

“It’s just the way it is that I get a bit frightened of heading the ball, and my teammates make fun of me over it,” Coman said.

(Photo by MANU FERNANDEZ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“You can see it in the pictures. I closed my eyes for the header. It’s instinctive – a natural reflex. I always try to keep my eyes open, but at the last moment, I always have this reflex.”

According to the German league website, Coman only scored a header goal once all 2019-20 season against Red Star Belgrade to open the Champions League group stage for the Bavarian club. 

The loss already stung Les Parisiens’ supporters because the deciding goal came from a former youth product. However, to now find out that Coman had his eyes close and scored from a manner that he doesn’t usually prefer now adds salt to a healing wound. 

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