The Canadian teenager burst onto the European stage at Bayern Munich. At just 19 years old, the promising left-back enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2019-20.
Davies wants to stay in Germany
Alphonso Davies plans to spend “as long as possible in Germany”. The Canadian teenager burst onto the European stage at Bayern Munich. At just 19 years old, the promising left-back enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2019-20. Acquired by Bayern Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps, the expectation was that the promising youngster would be weakened in the fold at the Allianz Arena. However, it didn’t take long for Davies to prove his worth and maintain a regular role for the Bundesliga champions. Now he is being persuaded to reach the very top of the game, with interest in his abilities expected to be shown along the way. Davies, however, feels settled in Munich and believes he will spend many years on the books at Bayern Munich.
Alphonso – Rookie of the Year
The talented teenager told reporters about his meteoric rise to prominence: “When I got to Bayern, I was not too worried. I just wanted to display people that I can play at this level. Since I have come such a long way, I wanted to play with a smile on my face. Since then, I have gained two league titles, two German Cups, and have become the Bundesliga Rookie of the Year. So yes, I am still smiling. That says, no matter how much time I spend in Germany, North America will always be home. When I returned there last year for the Audi Summer Tour, which is still a big part of our pre-season, I enjoyed it. This year we had to go on tour to China, but then Covid-19 happened.
Bayern are helping Davies to realize his dreams
“So to compensate for this, Audi and Bayern organized the Audi Digital Summer Tour where you guys can follow our procedures and activities in real-time via digital platforms. I hope this helps people get to know me even better. I thought about what my career would be like when I’m not so young anymore and I want to stay here for as long as it’s possible. When I’m ready to quit, many years later – I will get my coaching badges. Then who knows where will I end up? Maybe somewhere in Europe, or even at home in Canada. Anyway, it’s far away now. I’m still 19, so I don’t want to overthink about retirement.
I have had a lot of big goals since I was a kid, and Bayern Munich are helping me realize those dreams – but trust me, there is more. I’m just getting started.” Davis, who is capable of acting as a left-winger, has made 39 appearances for Bayern this season and may have a few more as Hansi Flick’s side prepares to resume pursuing Champions League glory.