Alphonso Davies is optimistic Julian Nagelsmann can help Bayern Munich recapture the UEFA Champions League, and dominate the club football scene in 2021/22.
Davies was the key player in Flick’s triumph
Davies was an integral part of the Bayern side that beat Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019/20 Champions League final under Hansi Flick. It was one of six major trophies the Canadian got his hands on across the calendar year 2020, compared to one last season – the club’s ninth successive Bundesliga title. Flick has since vacated the hot seat to take charge of Germany, and be replaced by Nagelsmann, who won his first piece of silverware in only his second competitive game as Bayern boss, in the 2021 Super Cup.
Playing under new mentor
The team’s fairly new – new coaching staff, and we’re still learning the tactics, but I think we did well,” commented Davies after playing the full 90 minutes in Bayern’s 3-1 triumph over Borussia Dortmund. The player said that Nagelsmann has new ideas, a new style of play. We know he’s on the younger side of the coaching world, but that doesn’t matter. He’s going to come in and really bring his wisdom and what he knows to the football club. Davies admitted that they know repeating 2020 year’s triumph won’t be easy. It’s going to be really difficult. But I feel like with the team, we can do it again. Bayern’s latest Super Cup triumph marked Davies’ 10th trophy since moving to Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps in January 2019, and transitioning from promising attacking wide player to incendiary left-back. The Canada international has already made 86 competitive appearances for the record champions, despite still being over two months shy of his 21st Birthday. Bayern Munich will have a very interesting season because they failed in the first game to take three points.