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Davies needs time to develop

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 23: Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich with mascot following the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Hertha BSC at Allianz Arena on February 23, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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The Canadian youngster has been with Bayern Munich since December, and has been able to play since January, but not as much as he would like.

Canadian footballer Alphonso Davies joined German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in December and was able to play for the team in January.

But the youngster has not played as much as he would like, with some appearances on the league and the latest weeks being featured in the U23 side.

But for Bayern’s coach Niko Kovac, the importance for the youngster to wait for the correct time is big.

“He is a very young good player, who has shown his skills in America,” Kovac was quote by the Bavarian Works.

“He is now at FC Bayern Munich and has to be integrated, which can take time at a big club, but he is on a positive path.”

“We won the game; that is the only thing that matters,” he said about the last match against Hertha Berlin.

“Games are tight, and those that make the least mistakes win the game,” he continued.

“That isn’t just the case here, but it is probably the same at any other Bundesliga club.”

“We have to give the boy some time. You have to be patient with young players.”

“Look at Renato Sanches, he is a Portuguese national team player and he is not playing a lot either,” he added.

“We can’t expect from young players that they shake out a storm.”

“Footballing-wise, [Davies] is developing,” he explained.

“But this is Bayern Munich and it isn’t always easy right away to make an impact as a young player.

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also spoke about the topic to the press.

“There are many good players. It will always be difficult to keep everyone happy,” he said.

“Bayern are going to play over 50 games this season and everyone will get their minutes.”

“Ultimately, the coach can only select 11 players. We have 18-19 players plus three goalkeepers, it is perhaps interesting for the press when certain players don’t play,” Salihamidzic concluded.