Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (l.) is helping to keep Alphonso Davies (r.) on track to maximise his obvious potential. - © imago
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (l.) is helping to keep Alphonso Davies (r.) on track to maximise his obvious potential. - © imago
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Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski: Alphonso Davies has "amazing potential"

Bayern Munich talisman Robert Lewandowski has said he is hoping to help Canadian speedster Alphonso Davies to fulfil his "amazing potential".

Davies has become a mainstay at the sextuple champions, making the left-back position his own since early in the 2019/20 campaign.

The 20-year-old has won multiple trophies along the way, starting both the UEFA Champions League final win over Paris Saint-Germain last August and the FIFA Club World Cup success against Tigres earlier this month.

Bayern striker Lewandowski, named the world's best player for 2020, is sure that Davies can get even better.

"He's a very young player but he's very funny and he's always positive," Lewandowski told CBS when discussing the 2020 Canadian Men’s Player of the Year.

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"Sometimes of course I have to push him… he's already 20 and I know that he has amazing potential.

"I know that he has to work hard as well because talent is not enough. He knows that."

Davies, who has already racked up 70 appearances for Bayern since January 2019, has the perfect teammate to learn from.

Lewandowski has consistently improved since leaving Lech Poznan for Borussia Dortmund in 2010, and has been terrifying opposition defences with Bayern since 2014.

Now 32, the Poland captain and five-time Bundesliga top goalscorer intends to play high-level football for potentially five or six more years.

Lewandowksi (l.) and Davies (r.) celebrated winning the UEFA Super Cup last September - one of six successive trophies they've won. - Frank Hoermann/ SVEN SIMON via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Sven Simon

"It depends on my body, my mentality as well, but for now I feel maybe in the best time in my life," he said.

"I know that if I can… focus on my hard work, that I can be in the next few years also on the top. I have a contract with Bayern for two-and-a-half years so it's still a long time. I'm very happy to be here playing for Bayern Munich now."

Given that Lewandowski has already netted over 275 goals for the six-time European champions, the feeling is no doubt mutual.