Alphonso Davies hopes he’ll be a Ballon d’Or contender in five years time as Bayern Munich star predicts stiff competition from Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho
- Alphonso Davies enjoyed a breakthrough season with Bayern Munich last term
- The Canadian won the treble with Bayern and was handed individual honours too
- The defender claims he will be nominated for the Ballon D’Or in five years’ time
- Davies reckons Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho will contest the prize too
Alphonso Davies claims he will be challenging for the FIFA Ballon D’Or Award in five years’ time along with Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho.
The Canadian left-back had a breakout season last term and was a key part of the Bayern Munich side that won the treble in 2020 along with the German and UEFA Super Cups.
Davies picked up several individual honours after the successful campaign and was named in the UEFA Team of the Season and the FIFPRO World Eleven.
Alphonso Davies believes he could be nominated for the Ballon D’Or in just five years’ time
Davies claims Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho (L) and Erling Haaland (R) will be shortlisted too
The 20-year-old normally enjoys a domestic rivalry with Borussia Dortmund duo Haaland and Sancho but the rapid full-back believes the rivalry will extend to individual prizes in the not so distant future.
When asked which three players will contest the Ballon D’Or in five years from now, Davies told TZ: ‘(Erling) Haaland will definitely be involved, I could also imagine Jadon Sancho.
‘And I would like to be there too, why not? There is always candidates from Bayern.’
Davies enjoyed a breakthrough season last term and lifted the treble with Bayern last season
‘I just have to go on, show the hunger every day that took us to five titles as a team last year. In the game that means fight for every ball! And in everyday training, get even better!
‘For example, if an offensive player comes past me, I take it personally – and I really want it to not happen again.
‘There are a lot of small things, but I tell myself: Nothing should stop me on my way to the 2021 FIFA Team of the Year. If you’ve been there, you want to do it again.’
The Canadian has struggled a bit more this season and picked up an ankle injury last year
Davies has found this season a little more difficult in terms of game time, with an ankle ligament injury hampering his season in the back end of 2020.
The Canadian is back to full fitness now though it still being rotated with fellow left-back competitor Lucas Hernandez.
Bayern’s fortunes, however, have changed since a slow start to the season with Hansi Flick’s side now owning a seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.
Davies claims he has the Bayern Munich captaincy in his sights for later in his career
Davies admits he has come a long way in his past year but wants to continue developing – and the 20-year-old has the Bayern Munich captaincy in his sights.
‘If I could be captain of Bayern in the distant future, it would be just incredible.
‘I still have to learn a lot, in terms of absolutely top level sport and improving my communication on the field.
‘I’ve learned a lot, but to become a real leader, it takes a lot. I’m working on that.’