The Bundesliga champions blew Barça away in the Champions League quarter-finals on Friday, scoring goal after goal in an incredible 8-2 win.
Jerome Boateng praised Alphonso Davies because of his amazing performance against Barcelona
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng said that he was delighted by the performance of Alphonso Davies against Barcelona, in particular, the solo race of the Canadian on the fifth goal of the evening. The Bundesliga champions blew Barça away in the Champions League quarter-finals on Friday, scoring goal after goal in an incredible 8-2 win. Davies, who morphed into one of the best left-backs in the world at the age of 19, was blown past Nelson Semedo on the left wing before rolling Joshua Kimmich tap home and making it 5-2 in the 63rd minute. Kimmich said that after the game, he was “almost ashamed of how happy I was after the goal because it was 99 percent, of course, goal.”
Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s semifinal against Lyon, Boateng added praise to the chorus for his young star. “I’m just saying wow about his solo running!” Boateng said. “That was world-class.”
Davies still has a lot of potential
About his development? I don’t think that such young talents are often. He’s exploded, I’m happy. He’s also adorable off the pitch and a boy down to earth. He still has so much potential. There is still a lot to be expected from him. He will be even better.” The destruction of Bayern has led many to compare it to another infamous one-sided match that Boateng took part in Germany’s 7-1 humiliation of Brazil in the 2014 World Cup semifinals. Boateng, however, highlighted the differences between the two games. “I think they were two different games,” said the 31-year-old. “The game against Brazil was different. We didn’t have as much control as against Barcelona. We got a boost in confidence after playing against Brazil, but then you saw that the final against Argentina was different. It was not a particularly good game for the audience. There were a few chances.”
Jerome is delighted that German teams are in semifinals
“Now we need to know that the next game is always the most difficult. Boateng added that he was delighted to see two German teams and two French sides in the Champions League semifinals, but cautioned against drawing any important conclusions with PSG and RB Leipzig set to face to off in another final four. “It’s a snapshot, you can’t always explain it,” said the defender. “You can’t say that the other league is suddenly weaker. But I think this is a sign that good work is being done in Germany. Not only here, but also in Leipzig, Dortmund, or Leverkusen, for example. It makes me happy. I am also happy for the French league. It shows that there is not only PSG.
But do not forget that the English and Spanish clubs in recent years have always been in the semifinals or finals. So I would not talk about a new era.”