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Alphonso Davies is known as one of the best full-backs in world football but back in 2018, the relatively unknown teenager featured in his first MLS All-Star game - and he was completely taken aback by the occasion.
The Canadian teenager, who was 17 at the time, played for Vancouver Whitecaps when he was selected to feature in the league's mid-year event, where fans and the league pick the top players to face off against a European heavyweight.
Davies, who had agreed to join Bayern Munich in a £22 million deal just weeks earlier, admired the stadium, teased the cameraman and even told Juventus full-back Alex Sandro that he was overpowered on FIFA.
Oh, and we can't forget the moment he was brought on in the 32nd minute. "I'm on TV; Momma, we made it!"
This is just so refreshing to see. Davies was clearly just enjoying every moment of the night, acting like a fanboy on every occasion possible.
Take a look at the footage posted by Major League Soccer's official Twitter account below.
In front of 72,317 people inside Atlanta United's stadium, Juventus went on to beat the MLS All Stars 5-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time but it was Davies' performance that grabbed the headlines.
And of course, his antics on the mic.
" i have you on FIFA, youre op" :joy::joy: that kids gonna be the :goat:- Dodya (@Dodyapzg) August 17, 2018
I just love how chilled everyone is during the All-Star game and then there's Davies who is losing his shit both on and off the pitch. The kid just seems to enjoys every second of it.- TheRavingTimes (@TheRavingTimes) August 17, 2018
As we all know, the supremely talented full-back has gone on to become one of the best full-backs in world football, but things could have been very different if he had joined Swansea City in 2017.
That's right. The Canadian international could have plied his trade in the Premier League at the time, with Swansea very keen on signing the pacey youngster.
Then-Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson, who was capped 52 times by Wales, recommended Swansea to sign Davies during his spell in charge.
However, a potential transfer to Swansea collapsed because of work permit issues.
Look away now Swansea and Crystal Palace fans :grimacing:- BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) July 10, 2020
️:soccer: Carl Robinson, the man who gave teenage sensation Alphonso Davies his debut, discusses the clubs who were interested in the Canadian before he signed for @FCBayernEN pic.twitter.com/sbP0pebNg1
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