Bayern left-back – Alphonso Davies – was speechless when he was about to match his hero Lionel Messi in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
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“When I was playing at the youth academy in Edmonton, Canada, I used to watch the Champions League at noon Tuesday, Wednesday, with my classmates. Every player cheered and cheered for my favorite team. Now I am. very happy to play in the Champions League, in front of one of my idols – Messi. I can’t believe it. I can’t say a word anymore. The dream has come true, “Davies told uefa.com on 13 /8.
Davies is the left-back, who will face Messi. Photo: DPA.
“My mom called me yesterday, and my dad interrupted me and said, ‘Wow. I’m going to be playing against my idol.’ I replied, ‘That’s great’, and we both laughed together. I can’t believe it, my parents know that I have seen Messi as an image of striving since I was a kid.I don’t miss any of Messi’s games. Now I will compete with him. I will focus on playing and try hard . Messi is excellent and we cannot deny that. But I will give it a try, “added the Canadian defender.
Davies was born in Ghana and raised in Canada. He started his career in Vancouver Whitecaps when he was 15 years old. The 19-year-old defender is one of the top players in the Bundesliga this season. He is a speed drill in the left corridor of Bayern.
“I’m sure Bayern will win the Champions League,” he said. “Based on our recent Bundesliga performance and against Chelsea, we can go straight to the throne. I have full confidence and my team and the coaching staff. We’re ready to fight.”