The Canada international can take his game to the highest level during his career after enjoying a breakthrough campaign.
Bayern Munich adolescent Alphonso Davies has the ability and potential to become of the world’s best players, according to the club’s reserve team coach Sebastian Hoeness.
The 19-year-old is now a regular in the left-back position at Allianz Arena this season, scoring one goal and placing on four assists in 21 senior looks.
And Hoeness feels Davies has found consistency in his game this effort while thinking that the Canadian international can go on to reach the top of the sport.
“Phonzy is currently one of the top performers on a regular basis,” Hoeness told Goal.
“If his development goes on like this, he certainly has the potential to progress to the top of his position internationally.”
Davies signed a deal to swap MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps for Bayern in July 2018, but ended up completing the North American domestic season before joining the Bundesliga champions in November of the same year.
The Ghana-born wide man made his debut for the German giants in January 2019 against Borussia Monchengladbach and went on to score his first goal in March at the age of 18.
With the quick development of Davies in Bavaria, Hoeness thinks the Canadian is a fantastic example for young players to be given lots of first team exposure.
“[Davies] showed that it can be worth throwing the boys into the chilly water and providing them the chance to float freely,” Hoeness said.
“He played in the second group and indicated to me his great potential. He was constantly motivated and tried to get involved.”
Davies, who can also play as a winger, has been permitted to establish himself as Bayern’s left-back with David Alaba moving into a central role.
His athletic capabilities and expertise in playing higher up the pitch make him the ideal prototype to play at a wide defensive position, based on Hoeness.
“Obviously, [Davies’] physique is one of his great strengths,” he said. “He’s a model athlete: fast and also very robust.
“Accordingly, his body is his greatest weapon. He’s also a left-footer who works well from a technical point of view, even at the maximum speed.”
“The fact that he mostly played at the front throughout his apprenticeship now benefits him as a left-back.”