Alphonso Davies is without a doubt one of the most exciting young prospects in world football right now, and we have had the pleasure of watching him excel for Bayern Munich for the past season. Sadly, his recent ankle injury means that he will sit out the rest of the year, but rather than dig ourselves deeper into misery, I thought it would be better to focus on how much Phonzie has offered the club, so that we can look forward to his return in the future.
So, without further ado, here are the top five best moments of Phonzie’s career at Bayern so far.
Although Phonzie had scored twice for Bayern already (both times against Mainz), he had yet to start a game for his new club by October 2019. However, a series of injuries to Bayern’s defenders led then-coach Niko Kovac to field the young Canadian as his starting left back in the team’s Bundesliga match against Union Berlin. A lot of eyebrows were raised, mostly because of Phonzie’s lack of experience up until then, in an unfamiliar position no less.
Phonzie, however, turned those question marks into exclamation points with a fine showing against the capital club. Using his pace and positioning to great effect, Phonzie completed twelve tackles and four dribbles, and also made 105 touches as well. Buoyed by Phonzie’s performance, Bayern put an end to their two-game winless streak in the league with a 2-1 victory.
Kovac left Bayern a week from then on, but Phonzie’s status was untroubled. If anything, it was further cemented under new coach Hansi Flick, with the youngster starting all but two of Bayern’s games for the remainder of the season. The Union game was truly the start of something new for our Phonzie. continue reading