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Bayern: Coman wants another treble, but this time with fans

After Bayern Munich's treble last season was completed behind closed doors, Kingsley Coman wants them to do it again in front of fans.

Coman wants another Bayern treble - but this time with fans

Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman wants the Germans to replicate their treble from last season, but is hoping they can seal the achievement in front of their fans this time around.

Conan the Champions League hero as Bayern sealed treble win with fans absent

The coronavirus pandemic meant supporters across most of the globe were unable to attend matches when football resumed, with Bayern winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League inside empty stadiums.

Coman scored the only goal in the Champions League final success over Paris Saint-Germain in August, as the Bavarian giants became the first team in the competition's history to lift the trophy after winning every game.

Bayern extended their record victorious streak in Europe's premier club competition to 12 matches by beating Atlético Madrid 4-0 in their Group A opener. Next up are Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday.

"We want to accomplish exactly the same, just in front of our supporters"

Spectators have been allowed back into grounds in Germany this season and Coman hopes they will be present to witness another Bayern treble in 2020-21.

"Of course, we want to win every year. We did the treble last season. Unfortunately, it was without fans," Coman told CBS Sports.

"Perhaps they will be allowed back next year. We want to accomplish exactly the same, just in front of our supporters.

"We need to win as often as we can. I need to play better, to improve my skills, score more goals, provide more assists and all of that. If we can finish the season the way that we did last campaign, though, that would be amazing.

"It is not an easy group. We know that the Champions League is never easy. That said, we will try to replicate last season, win most of our matches and every game - if we can."

After a 55-goal season in 2019-20, Robert Lewandowski has struck 10 times in five matches and also has three assists in the Bundesliga this term.

Coman scored twice and set up another in Bayern's Champions League opener against Atlético, contributing to a red-hot start to the campaign for Hansi Flick's men.

However, the France international believes improvements can still be made. "We won most of our matches. However, we must cover and defend way better than we have done," Coman said of the previous campaign.

"We are very aggressive. When you win, your confidence grows - especially when you win by five or six goals. Our confidence grew and grew, which we played on, and it was amazing."