Davies took the football world by storm in 2019-20, growing into one of the world’s best-left backs and helping Bayern capture the treble.
Alphonso’s for dropped a bit
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick thinks Alphonso Davies’ form has “dropped” this season. Davies took the football world by storm in 2019-20, growing into one of the world’s best-left backs and helping Bayern capture the treble. The Canadian appears to be in a fight for his spot in the squad this season. Though as Lucas Hernandez started ahead of him on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld. Overall, Davies has made six appearances this season, four of which have been starts. Speaking at a press conference ahead of Bayern’s Champions League opening against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday, Flick said Davies has not yet reached the standard he set last season. “Alphonso’s form dropped a bit,” Flick said. “But he gets all our support. We benefit from his pace, his energy. He must get back on track.”
Hansi Flick led the Bavarians into a sensational season by winning treble
“It’s a little normal to see a young player go through such a spell after an incredible season. We will support and help him”. Flick took over Bayern after Niko Kovac was fired in November 2019. So he led the Bavarians into a sensational season by winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and the Champions League. Now in his first full season as Bayern Munich, manager, Flick emphasized that it would be very tough for his side to match the heights of their 2019-20 campaign. “We want to be as successful as possible,” Flick added. “But achieving the optimum, as it was recently, will be extremely difficult. Especially in the Champions League, there are many outstanding opponents. It’s all about taking one game at a time. It helped us well to focus on the future path.”
Looking ahead to Wednesday’s match at the Allianz Arena, Flick said he is especially looking forward to a coaching battle with his opposite number on the touchline. “It will be a game that will be on equal terms because Atlético are a team that reflects on the field. And what their coach Diego Simeone stands for and that is passion,” Flick said. “I am looking forward to the game and the coach who has been doing outstanding work there for the past nine years.”