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Benjamin Pavard looks forward to more good times and titles at Bayern Munich

After an impressive few months at the club, the Frenchman is confident that he has a lot more to offer.

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Benjamin Pavard was a regular fixture in the starting lineup at Bayern Munich before the suspension of football due to the COVID19 pandemic. The Frenchman is third in the list of players who have played most minutes this season, behind Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich. In an interview given to SPORT1, Pavard discussed several topics regarding his career at club.

The 24-year-old shared his gratitude to René Girard and Didier Deschamps, two men who have influenced him and his career, while explaining his relationship with Hansi Flick at Bayern (Bundesliga.com):

We have a really good relationship. He’s a coach that’s very close to the players – whether they’re in the starting eleven or among the substitutes. We get along well and when he has something to say to me, he’ll always say it directly to my face. He communicates a lot with us. He often explains to me in one-on-one conversations about how I can improve further.

Since the day he joined the club, Pavard has proven that he wants to keep on working hard to improve his statistics. He said,

I have good statistics for my first season at Bayern. But I always want to improve. I work hard in training, for example, on my crossing. In the future I want to have more assists and score more goals myself.

Apart from getting more playing time than he had hoped, Pavard is also happy about how the club received him. Uli Hoeness commented back in September that the defender’s transfer would be “one of the best” the club has ever done:

It made me very happy. Such praise from so great a personality — that still touches me. I have felt very good ever since I signed with Bayern. I’ve been shown a lot of affection on all sides. I’m really happy here.

Before the season was suspended, several games were played behind closed doors, including some Champions League fixtures. If the leagues are to finish the season, the only possible way would be to continue to hold the ghost games, even though not everyone is in favour of it. Pavard shared his opinion on possibly winning the title inside an empty arena:

We would rather win titles in front of our fans. In the end, we’re playing for them, after all, to make them happy. The fans moreover are our twelfth man and are incredibly important to us. But it’s also important that it continues. We’re all competitive types who want to win titles in the end. We thus will do everything to win as many titles as possible. Even if it obviously wouldn’t be the same in front of empty stands.

While hoping to win a Champions League title with Die Roten, Pavard’s answer regarding his own future was vague, but that is the most we could expect from him as he is nowhere near the point where he has to think about a possible move or extension.

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