Bayern Munich: Alphonso Davies not getting carried away by accolades

Alphonso Davies is eager to improve at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Alphonso Davies is eager to improve at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Alphonso Davies is eager to grow as a player after the breakthrough season at Bayern Munich.

The 2020/21 season was memorable for Bayern Munich players as they clinched a remarkable treble. For some, it was the second treble with the club, while the younger players were getting the taste of European success for the first time. Alphonso Davies belonged to the second group of players.

Davies was a signing for the future when Die Roten broke the bank to make him the most expensive buy from Major League of Soccer in 2018. He was slowly integrated into the first team squad when he arrived in Bavaria during the winter transfer window in 2019.

After an injury crisis in defense, Davies got an opportunity to get a sustained run in the back four. Since then, he has not looked back. He established himself as the first-choice left-back option and gave the German Champions a much more cutting edge on the left flank.

The Canadian winger was recently voted in FIFA’s team of the year in the left-back position. In an interview with, Davies showed gratitude towards fellow players voting for him. He also admitted that he is not a finished product yet, and there is much more to come from him in the coming years.

"“It means a lot.”“Obviously from a personal standpoint, for myself there are attributes of my game that I can fix. There are other left-backs in the world that are better than me at some attributes but being able to consider myself as one of the best left-backs is amazing.”"

More from Bayern Strikes

Davies excelled against all types of opposition last season. He did show some vulnerability in the Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain, but the Canadian showed great temperament to recover from some weak moments in the game.

Generally, the campaign after the breakthrough season is difficult for young players. It has happened with Davies. Hansi Flick has taken a smart approach in terms of managing his workload since the excessive game time for young players can lead to burnout. Just when Davies was getting into the groove, he suffered a serious injury against Eintracht Frankfurt in October.

Davies returned to action in early December after two months of rehabilitation. The Canadian winger is not exactly back to his best, but consistent playing time will help him to get back his rhythm. He will have a big role to play in the second half of the season.

Next. Takeaways from Bayern's thrilling win in Leverkusen. dark

Along with working with coaches in Bavaria, extra competition for the left-back position will also benefit Davies in the long run. Lucas Hernandez delivered strong performances in the absence of Davies this season. Both players fighting for a place in the team will make Bayern a much better team on the pitch.