Wingers delight boss Kovac
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac says the form of wing duo Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry has impressed him this season.
The pair have been instrumental in Bayern's renaissance in the second half of the season as they have successfully closed what had been a nine-point gap to Borussia Dortmund and now lead by one point.
A narrow win over Werder Bremen on Saturday, courtesy of Niklas Sule's late goal, sent them top and they will face Werder again in the DFB-Pokal semi final.
However it was the performances of the wingers that has caught the manager's eye with both of them having been in great form this season.
And, Kovac says their form has aided their bid to become champions for the seventh year in a row.
"One reason they have only played together seven times is Kingsley's injury, he's a player we missed a lot," Kovac told a news conference.
"He's very important with his speed, dribbling power and momentum, and we have the situation that Arjen [Robben] is injured longer [so] Coman and Gnabry are playing together more often, they are doing very well and that's going to stay that way in the next few weeks.
"They are top forwards, and the good clubs in the good leagues always see three forwards running around. We have to have such types of players, and now it works. Coman is well again and Serge has made a very good contribution to the team."
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