Speaking extensively to Sky Germany, Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies discusses his development under Hansi Flick and playing alongside David Alaba in defence.
“When I first came to Munich, I came here to play on the wing. But things can change,” said Davies. “Being left-back is great. Especially with a guy like David Alaba next to me, a world class left-back who explains things to me. It’s really interesting.”
The Canada international joined Bayern Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps in 2019 and has become an integral player to Hansi Flick.
“It was really a challenge at the beginning,” added Davies. “I came to Munich as an attacking player. Of course I wanted to go forward but I also knew that I had a responsibility at the back. I had to learn the defensive role and also more about how to position myself.”
The 19-year-old has an admiration for Flick: “He believed in me. He plays me every game and sees my qualities. As a young player, he talks to me a lot and gives me advice. I’m glad that he extended his contract.”