Bayern Munich star left-back Alphonso Davies is one of the more dynamic players in the Bundesliga when he is on top of his game.
More than most seasons, the condensed 2020/2021 campaign left many players dealing with fatigue and minor ailments. For the Canadian international, however, the compact slate of games was not as challenging to him as it might have been to others.
In fact, Davies credits running track and cross-country as a boy for establishing a baseline of stamina and endurance that helped prepare him for a time like this.
“From a personal standpoint, it all started when I was in elementary school,” Davies said in a recent interview with The Independent. “I did a lot of running – cross-country, track and field. So, running isn’t an issue for me! But yeah, it was a tough transition from winning the Champions League in August and going right back into defending the Bundesliga.”
Davies noted that the Bavarians are a disciplined unit and have kept themselves in great shape.
“I feel like our players take care of our bodies and make sure we’re healthy. It was a quick turnaround and there are a lot of games,” Davies said. “So, for me it was just about taking a quick break to clear the mind, and get ready for the season to start again.”