There is an age old belief within football circles that you cannot win anything with a side dependant on youngsters, yet me being the firm believer in youth development that I am, I cannot help but hope that the young stars of the future on display at the 2016 UEFA European Championships take this opportunity that fate has afforded them to make the world of football sit up and truly appreciate the magnificence that these wunderkinds have been created to grace us with. A plethora of talented players will be keen to showcase their talent in the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship; we at GSV would like to hone our binoculars in on the u/23 players that will be looking to etch their mark on the global game, without further ado, we present to you the UEFA EURO 2016 Young Guns To Watch. Prendre plaisir!
DoB: June 13th, 1996 (19)
PoB: Paris, France
Nationalities: French, Guadeloupian
Position/s: Winger, Advanced Playmaker, Inside Forward, Attacking Midfielder, Trequartista, Advanced Forward (L/R/C)
Height: 1, 78m
Club: Bayern Munich Football Club (On Loan From Juventus Football Club)
Club Career Record: 67 Games, 8 Goals, 14 Assists
National Team Record: 5 Caps, 1 Goal, 1 Assist
The Grand Stand View
Heralded as one of the most gifted footballers of his generation, Kinsley Coman already has the trophy cabinet to match some of the most decorated footballers in the history of World football, and he is still technically a teenager. Maturing with each season and regularly rubbing shoulders with some of the best football talents in the game today, Kingsley seems wells on his way to becoming the star many have tipped him to be.
Gifted with outrageous dribbling ability and a Velcro-like 1st touch that makes him almost impossible to contain for most defenders, Kingsley combines technical mastery with electric pace to make for one truly potent threat on the offensive end of the pitch. The youngster is capable of starting games and stretching teams from the offset or coming in off the bench to add an injection of pace and creativity when the situation calls for a change. France have a potent weapon in their arsenal that is fully loaded to damage defences and offer the side an outlet that the opposition will always be forced to respect for fear of being done on the transition due to his great pace and vision.
While the future of French football looks to be in great hands and feet, the present is almost as equally as exciting due to the great strides made by the promising young players in the squad over the past 2 seasons. There is no pressure on the lad to deliver immediately on the International stage, yet a couple of inspired performances could go a long ways towards proving that he has what it takes to be one of the best footballers on the planet in years to come.