"Is it okay if I stay at left-back, David?" - Alphonso Davies (l.) has made Bayern Munich's left-back position his own, with the helpful guidance of David Alaba (r.). - © imago images
"Is it okay if I stay at left-back, David?" - Alphonso Davies (l.) has made Bayern Munich's left-back position his own, with the helpful guidance of David Alaba (r.). - © imago images
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Alphonso Davies: "I like playing left-back for Bayern Munich"

Bayern Munich's Canada international Alphonso Davies enjoyed a breakout first full season in Bavaria at left-back and, for now at least, the 19-year-old says he is more than happy to continue in the role.

Although he joined the record Bundesliga champions as a flying winger in January, 2019, Davies showed promise as a full-back in just his fifth appearance at the club; scoring his first Bayern goal against Mainz in March last year from the left side of defence.

Injuries to Lucas Hernandez and Niklas Süle saw Nico Kovac move Davies to left-back as early as Matchday 6 of 2019/20 as David Alaba shifted into the centre, and the Croatian's successor Hansi Flick continued the experiment to great effect.

Davies finished the season having played all-but five of Bayern's 34 Bundesliga matches, chipping in with three league goals and five assists as Die Bayern wrapped up an eighth consecutive title.

His performances earned him the Bundesliga Rookie of the Year award, as well as a 2020 Golden Boy award nomination, and the teenager is in no rush to give up his newfound role any time soon.

"Right now, definitely left-back," he told 90min.com when asked where he sees himself playing next term. "I like the position, I like how everything is going well with my centre-back partners."

Alphonso Davies (r.) has been supported in his new role at left-back on and off the pitch by David Alaba (l.), the man Davies pushed into the centre of the Bayern Munich defence. - getty images

It's easy to see why when Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic described Davies as "an integral part of our team" and Flick hailed him as "outstanding".

"In addition to his speed, he works very well defensively. He also makes and scores goals himself," said the Bayern coach towards the end of the Bundesliga campaign. "He's definitely one of our key players at the moment."

The fastest player in the Bundesliga last season - and of all time - Davies always appears in a hurry and he has quickly stamped his name next to the best full-backs in the world.

Watch: All of Davies' goals and assists in 2019/20

When asked by 90min to list his current top-five, the Canadian named teammate Benjamin Pavard, Borussia Dortmund's former loanee Achraf Hakimi, Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold and Arsenal's Bukayo Saka.

As for a fifth?

"And me too!"