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Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies enjoys every day

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Alphonso Davies has a great mindset and is looking to improve — in one way or another — every day.

FC Bayern Muenchen Training Session Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies might not have gotten on the pitch against Hertha Berlin, but he did sit down for an interview with Tz where touched on a number of topics including his improving language skills,

“My German is getting better and better, my teacher says I’m good. But he also says I should speak more because I’m really shy when I’m supposed to speak in German. I have to trust myself more — and if I speak a lot, it gets even better,” said Davies.

When asked when he would start doing interviews in German, Davies was optimistic that he would be able to make the jump soon enough.

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Alphonso Davies is working hard to improve his German skills.
Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

“Let’s say in a year. Then I’m ready,” Davies said.

Aside of working on his German, Davies has made a firm commitment to improving other areas of his life as well during this pandemic.

“To be honest, I sit at home a lot, don’t do a lot, mainly prepare my body and mind for the next workout. What else should you do? Nothing is open, at most I go out for a short walk. And I have a new passion. I started playing the piano. Hopefully I’ll get better there too quickly.

When the conversation turned to his up-and-down performances in the first half of the season, Davies did not stray away from addressing how he felt he played.

“I also saw it as normal because there are highs and lows in every athlete’s life,” said Davies. “That it was harder for me was a result of my ankle injury, I was able to classify it correctly. Now I’m on the right track, every game gets better. But I also know that — just with a view to the tight schedule — I have to look after my body even better than last year. That’s the only way I can keep the standard we want to play. And live up to the demands that I have of myself. It is always said that success goes to your head, but I can rule that out for myself. I have a lot of people around me who keep me grounded. There is no risk of me picking up.”

Finally, Davies touched on why it is so easy for him to maintain a positive mindset even when things get hard.

“Even with us footballers, not everything is always great,” sad Davies. “But I realize every day why I do this sport: Because I’ve loved it since I was a little boy, not because someone pushed me to do it. That’s why I enjoy every training session, I’m just happy on the field. Even if I have a bad day.”