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Future Ballon d’Or winner? Alphonso Davies says why not

Alphonso Davies
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The Bayern Munich full-back revealed that he would like to be in the mix for football’s highest individual honor within a couple of years.

 

Alphonso Davies has revealed that he would like to be in the mix for the Ballon d’Or in the near future and stated he would like to be there one day.

 

Since joining the German champions in 2019, Davies has been on the fast track to becoming one of the best full-backs on the planet while getting quite an impressive collection of trophies in the process.

 

The Canadian defender was an integral part of Bayern’s treble-winning side last season and has his eyes firmly on the biggest individual accolade in the sport. Davies spoke to TZ and was asked if he will be on the list of names vying for the coveted title:

 

“[Erling] Haaland will definitely be involved, I could also imagine Jadon Sancho – and I would like to be there too, why not? There is always candidates at FC Bayern.”

 

Aside from taking on Haaland and Sancho for the Golden Ball, Davies revealed he has a hope to one day captain the Bundesliga champions but stated his communication skills have to develop first.

 

“If I could be captain of FC Bayern in the distant future, it would be just incredible,” the 20-year-old added.

“I still have to learn a lot, in terms of sport at an absolutely top level and improving my communication on the field. I’ve learned a lot, but to become a real leader, it takes a lot. I’m working on that.”

 

Davies was bought from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS for €8 million (£7m/$10m) just two years ago, and giving him a contract that keeps him at the Allianz for the foreseeable future.

 

In his 66 appearances for Bayern, Davies has scored four goals and gotten himself 10 assists as he has shown he is just as good going forward as he is a defender.

 

The young defender has appeared 17 times for Hansi Flick’s side this term with his contribution being limited because of an ankle injury that forced him to spend two months out of action.

 

Davies returned just after the winter break and has to build his levels of fitness up and with the condensed fixtures, rest has been hard to come by but he has remained positive in what was the toughest part of his early career.

 

“There are high and low phases in every athlete’s life,” he said. “The ankle injury made it harder for me but it’s getting better with every game. I have to look after my body even better than last year.”

Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.