Alphonso Davies Picks His Top Five Full-Backs in World Football
Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies has picked his top five full-backs in world football today.
The Canadian's choices had a very youthful flavour to them, with Davies admitting his admiration for Inter Milan new boy Achraf Hakimi, his Bayern colleague Benjamin Pavard, Liverpool assist machine Trent Alexander-Arnold and Arsenal's Bukayo Saka.
He also selected himself, which is probably a fair call given his form for the Bundesliga champions.
"Hakimi is one of them," Davies told 90min.
"I really like how Benji [Pavard] plays, scoring goals and getting assists, so those two. Trent Alexander-Arnold definitely and I really like [Bukayo] Saka from Arsenal. He's a really good player."
Saving the best until last, Davies added: "And me too!"
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) on his top five full-backs: "Hakimi is one of them. I really like how Benji [Pavard] plays, scoring goals & getting assists. Trent Alexander-Arnold definitely & I really like Saka from Arsenal - he's a really good player." [https://t.co/vu4yGjlC9a] pic.twitter.com/kz3R6w1iYN- afcstuff (@afcstuff) July 29, 2020
The Vancouver Whitecaps youth product was previously a winger but has been successfully converted into a left-back - a position he expects to remain in for the foreseeable future.
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"Right now, definitely left-back," Davies replied when asked what position he sees himself playing going forward.
The 19-year old made 29 Bundesliga appearances last term, scoring three times and assisting four as he established himself as first-choice on the left side of a title-winning backline.
But even he was surprised to learn he clocked a ridiculous 35.51km/h (22.69 mph) as Bayern sealed an eighth consecutive title with a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen last month.
It took him by surprise and Davies produce a priceless reaction when told of his new Bundesliga record top speed.
"You set a new record of 36.51km/h..."- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 16, 2020
Look at @AlphonsoDavies' reaction when he's told the speed he clocked during the game :joy::joy::joy:
Not even he can believe that pic.twitter.com/aPj1PK47bD
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