Alphonso Davies, the Canadian prodigy, has been a huge part of Bayern Munich’s treble-winning campaign last season. It has only taken a single season for the Bavarians to fall in love with the kid and at this point, it seems like they would never want to see him leave. His current contract with the Bundesliga champions runs until the summer of 2025 and it is very much likely that he will be sticking around for some more years after that.
In an interview given to World Soccer magazine, Davies discussed his long-term plans and talked about his rise to the center-stage of European football.
“I want to stay in Germany and with Bayern for as long as possible,” Davies said. “I arrived in Europe with so many dreams and already Bayern have helped me achieve many of them. But I am just getting started – there will be many more. Europe is always the ambition for any professional I think, because of the standard. I think that there were conversations with one or two other clubs, but Bayern was an easy choice and the right choice.”
Davies talked about his transition from being a left-winger to the left-back, the position where he has worked magic. Davies has, indeed, been a nightmare to the opponents on several occasions and they have been nothing short of a delight for the Bayern fans to watch.
“Switching from left-winger to left-back was not as difficult as you might imagine because I have played there many times before for the national team and also for the Vancouver Whitecaps,” sadi Davies. “The Bundesliga is of course a higher level, and even though I am happy with my performances, I want to learn more about the position.”
How it started How it's going pic.twitter.com/tYmsN9nLYa— Alphonso Davies (@AlphonsoDavies) October 9, 2020
Davies is obviously a promising talent. His confidence and passion during big matches like the one against Barcelona, for example, is really mind-blowing coming from a player of his age. He has attracted attention from all over the world and pundits are already rating him highly.
Davies also reacted to the comments comparing him to the Welsh captain Gareth Bale.
“Bale is an absolutely fantastic player who has achieved so much and won many trophies,” Davies said. “I don’t compare, though — if the coach asks me to play at left-back that’s where I play, and if he asks me to play on the left wing that’s where I play.”
Davies suffered an ankle injury almost a month ago during the match against Eintracht Frankfurt and will have to sit out the rest of the year. Hopefully, he will return stronger than ever before.