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Bayern Munich’s Hansi Flick thinks Alphonso Davies needed a “recharge”

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Hansi Flick explains why Alphonso Davies wasn’t a often starter in the beginning of this season for Bayern Munich.

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Alphonso Davies had a phenomenal season for Bayern Munich. The young Canadian shooting star won the treble with his teammates and was one of the most consistent players on the field. When Niklas Süle injured his knee, David Alaba started playing as a center-back and Davies subsequently took over duties at the left-back position.

During the beginning of the 2020/21 season, however, the youngster has not been a consistent starter. In yesterday’s presser (per Abenzeitung), Hansi Flick talked about Davies’ situation.

During the last stages of Bayern’s Champions League games, it was clear that the left-back was tired, and sometimes had problems with cramps in the closing minutes of matches. Flick noticed that he is getting weary and often rested him this season. The main reasons behind that is that are because Lucas Hernandez is performing well, Süle is rounding into form — so there is no reason to push Davies back into a full workload just yet.

Flick explained that Davies had a heavy workload last season and that he still has high hopes for the Canadian.

“He played a great many games and hardly got any breaks,” Flick said. “He has used the time now to simply clear his head again. We deliberately gave him the time to get some rest.”

Since this week was reserved for the national team games, the remaining players trained each day in Säbener Straße. But even though Canada’s matches were postponed, Davies was given a simple task with his newfound downtime — get his mind off things and rest.