Rio Ferdinand singles out one Bayern Munich star for praise after PSG Champions League win

Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman was “magnificent” in the Champions League final win over Paris Saint-Germain, according to former England star Rio Ferdinand. Coman scored the only goal in Lisbon as Bayern beat PSG 1-0 on Sunday. The Frenchman headed in a Joshua Kimmich goal on the hour mark to help the German side win their sixth European crown.

Coman was a surprise inclusion by Hansi Flick, coming in for Ivan Perisic on the left of the front three.

But the 24-year-old was the match-winner for Bayern against his boyhood club and has now added the Champions League to his already-impressive trophy haul.

And Ferdinand was full of admiration for the winger after the match.

“I think Coman, you just saw Flick the manager coming in and speaking to Coman, that was a big decision,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.

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“Perisic had impressed in the last couple of games. Bringing him in out of the cold like that and the kid was magnificent today.

“He was the person who looked most likely to break the deadlock and he went and done that, could have scored again after that.

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“He was at PSG as an eight-year-old boy. With the money that came in with the Qataris, he was one of the players who were offloaded and he’s come back and done this.

“His trophy haul since leaving – it shouldn’t be allowed. It’s unbelievable. The kid knows how to win.”

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Defeat means PSG are still waiting to win their first Champions League trophy.

But Ferdinand believes the result was the right outcome.

“They were the more composed team I thought, I thought they grabbed their chance,” he added.

“But I thought that the Germans today looked like the team who had that control, the mentality.

“Once they went ahead there was no way, for me it didn’t look like PSG had anything else to get back into the game.

“They just really took the stuffing out of the whole game.”

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