Frankfurt's lone goal on Matchday 1 came from new signing Kolo Muani, a young striker who's making a quick impression in his new home.
|Randal Kolo Muani.||Photo: Eintracht Frankfurt|
After totaling 21 goals and 13 assists in the last two seasons at FC Nantes in Ligue 1, Frankfurt were able to bring the French striker to the Bundesliga on a free. Captain Sebastian Rode states that, "He's incredibly fast, duel strong and big, which makes him a different element near the penalty area. It's important to get him used to our system as quickly as possible, then it will give (the team) a lot of pleasure."
Kolo Muani was able to reach an impressive speed of 33.49 km/hr in just his first Bundesliga outing. At 6′ 2″, the 23-year-old is an imposing force inside the box with the pace to get past center-backs. He is a different player to Rafael Borre, who's better at holding up play to start an attack. Kolo Muani is suited to pounce on through-balls, while using his speed and dribbling skills to create goal opportunities.
In a Kicker interview Kolo Muani added that, "I try to improve every year and exceed (my goals) accordingly...I work a lot to get into finishing situations more often. I have to improve there, it will be important to practice more situations like this."
After his Matchday 1 breakthrough, Kolo Muani could see even more playing time when Frankfurt travel to face Real Madrid in the Super Cup on Wednesday.