‘You can do anything’: Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies on his rise from refugee to Champions League winner

The left-back was a vital figure throughout his club’s winning run

Karl Matchett
Sunday 23 August 2020 23:11
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Alphonso Davies says his story and rise to becoming a Champions League winner shows that greatness can be achieved “if you set your mind to it” after Bayern Munich‘s triumph in Lisbon.

The Bundesliga giants emerged as 1-0 victors over Paris St Germain on Sunday night, with Kingsley Coman netting the winner.

Davies was his usual attacking self from left-back, an outlet for Bayern and a relentless runner down the flank, earning himself a third winner’s medal of the campaign and a first Champions League trophy after just eight games in the competition.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game he praised the team around him, while acknowledging that his journey from a refugee camp in Ghana, to senior football in Canada and then his move to Germany was a story that others could take inspiration from.

“Coming to Europe and winning the Champions League with a great club like Bayern is everything I can ask for,” he said.

“It shows the team I have around me, helping me every time I play; they play really well in the Champions League and being able to play here is amazing for me.

“My story, it just goes to show if you set your mind to it you can do anything. I’m happy to have the medal around my neck and the trophy by my side.”

Davies further explained how the young talent coming through at the club were emerging into a culture of winning, which in turn upped the desire in the youngsters to keep the success coming.

“Coming to this club we know that legends won the titles before and, as a kid coming in, you want to keep the tradition going.

“Every young player is hungry to win titles because they’ve seen their idols do it.”

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