Alphonso Davies from FC Bayern Munich wrote in a self-written article The Players Tribune Gave insights into his soul life and talked about self-doubt at the beginning of his career.
“When I switched to the Vancouver Whitecaps, at 14, I was a nerve-wracking wreck,” said Davies: “I was a very shy guy and didn’t really say much.” It was only during the third trial training that he managed to recommend himself for the whitecaps.
Alphonso Davies on the jump to the Whitecaps Reserve: “That was when I really crashed into a wall”
The doubts of not being good enough for the team in question would have accompanied him for a long time. In the U16, U18, and especially in the second team. “That was when I really crashed into a wall,” recalled the Canadian. “Suddenly I was playing with the big boys.” In the first few weeks he had enormous problems: “I couldn’t keep up, I wasn’t strong enough, I didn’t think fast enough.”
At FC Bayern, however, Davies needed a relatively short start-up time. Just six months after moving to Munich last season, he became a regular player and was the left-back in 42 appearances in twelve goals and a double win. For the 19-year-old, however, this is just the beginning.
“I’ve had a lot of big dreams since I was a child, Bavaria is helping me achieve those dreams. But trust me, there are more to come. I’m just getting started,” said Davies. The next goal is the Champions League title. After the 3-0 victory in the first leg, the Munich team in the quarterfinals against Chelsea (08.08., 9:00 p.m. in LIVE-TICKER) have good prospects of entering the final tournament in Lisbon.