Ahead of making his 100th appearance for Bayern Munich, Benjamin Pavard has been reflecting on his time at the club so far.
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Fast forward two-and-a-half-years, and Pavard has added two Bundesliga trophies and DFB Cup, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, German Super Cup and UEFA Super Cup winner's medals to his collection.
It is a proud moment for Pavard, who told L'Equipe: "Ever since I was little, I dreamt of playing at this level.
"When you're little and you see these clubs, you have stars in your eyes. To be where I am today, to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, to celebrate my 100th game at Bayern Munich in two-and-a-half years, it’s a huge source of pride."
According to Pavard, that stat "means I'm a soldier" and his ability to go to war week in, week out is a reason why his winning mentality has been such a good fit at a club where success is not just an expectation, it is a demand.
And Pavard was aligned with those demands the instant he became a Bayern player.
"When I got to the halls I felt this atmosphere, this story, this habit of winning, this hard work mentality. A club where even when you win 2-0 or 3-0, you have to keep attacking," he said.
"I found myself in there, it’s my mentality. And then there's a continuity in the philosophy. Whoever the coach, Bayern is made for the attack. We never have enough. Never enough goals, never enough titles. It’s a mentality."
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