Alphonso Davies says Bayern Munich have what it takes to sweep all before them under Julian Nagelsmann. - © DFL
Alphonso Davies says Bayern Munich have what it takes to sweep all before them under Julian Nagelsmann. - © DFL

Alphonso Davies on Julian Nagelsmann and winning another sextuple with Bayern Munich


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 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 change 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 Supercup.

Davies expects it to be the first of many under his 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.

"[Julian 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.

"We know [repeating 2020's sextuple] it's not going to be easy. It's going to be really difficult. But I feel like with the team, we can do it again."

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Bayern's latest Supercup 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.

Equipped with a contract that runs until summer 2025, he is fully focussed on rinsing and repeating his decorated introductory spell in the years ahead.

"My time is not done with Bayern," Davies teased. "I still have a lot more years there and a lot more trophies to win, so I'm excited for the future."