Bayern Munich believes they have one of the best left-backs in the world when it comes to 19-year-old Alphonso Davies.
He has however been converted into a left-back following an injury crisis at the Bavarian giants.
With Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez out injured, David Alaba had to fill in as a makeshift center-back.
This meant Davies was thrust into the first team as cover at left-back.
In an interview reported by Goal, Bayern’s manager Hansi Flick has always been confident that “Diamond” Davies as he has become known would come good in his new position.
“I’ve always been confident Davies can fulfill the role of left-back.”
“He’s our get-out-of-jail-free card with his pace and strength to recover his position, and he’s a great passer of the ball.”
“It’s about performances, but we’re certainly well equipped at left-back with him and David.”
Bayern youth coach Sebastian Hoeness added to Flick’s compliments.
“Phonzy is now one of the top performers on a regular basis.”
“If his development goes on like this, he certainly has the potential to advance to the top of his position internationally.
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was also full of praise.
“He can become a really important player for Bayern.”
“Davies possesses qualities that you rarely see in the Bundesliga – he’s certainly one of the fastest players I’ve ever seen, maybe even the quickest.”
“He can play anywhere the coach wants him to. He’s not only one for the future, but one for the here and now – he’s a real diamond.”
Check out this clip, it’s easy to see why Bayern Munich hold him in such high regard.