Alphonso Davies has taken a liking to his new left-back role this season and can imagine himself continue playing in the position for years to come.
Long-term injuries for defenders Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez forced head coach Hansi Flick to tinker with Bayern Munich’s line-up this season, which saw Alphonso Davies get drafted on the left side of the back four.
Davies naturally operates from the left-wing. However, being the versatile player he is, he can play as an attacking midfielder or even as an out-and-out forward.
Joining the club in 2018 from Vancouver Whitecaps before making his way into the first team, the 19-year old has gone on to nail down his makeshift role.
Davies now has become quite comfortable and says he does not expect his position to change anytime soon.
“The team’s playing well, everyone’s playing well, and I also have a world-class left-back playing next to me helping me out as well. Having all those factors in place just makes it a lot more fun,” the Canadian said, as Goal reports.
“I came out as a winger, I played as a winger a couple of games. Right now, my main attribute is left-back, I’m enjoying the position.
“I’m enjoying every moment of it but in the future, I still see myself as a left-back. I don’t see it changing any time soon.”