Sunday August 23 2020
Capello: 'Coman another Juventus mistake'

Fabio Capello accuses Juventus of ‘repeating the same mistakes’ with Kingsley Coman as Thierry Henry by selling too early.

Coman started for Bayern Munich in tonight’s Champions League Final against Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon, preferred to Inter loan winger Ivan Perisic.

“Coman is considered good enough to start in a Champions League Final for Bayern Munich,” Capello told Sky Sport Italia.

“Evidently, Juventus keep repeating the same mistakes. Henry arrived so young at Juventus, they let him go and then he flourished at Arsenal.

“Coman is following a similar path now in Munich. When you see quality, you must have the patience to wait. You cannot expect a young player to immediately be a protagonist at the highest level.”

Coman is still only 24 years old, but Juve picked him up from PSG as a free agent in 2014.

He lasted just one season in Turin, going to Bayern Munich in 2015 on a two-year loan for €7m, with purchase option for a further €21m.

Coman made just 22 competitive appearances in a Juve jersey, scoring one goal and providing two assists.

As for Henry, the Bianconeri paid €12.5m to sign him from Monaco in January 1999, but sold him to Arsenal for €16m just seven months later.