Dietmar Hamann says Alphonso Davies was ‘discovered’ at occasions within the Champions League ultimate in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain, however nonetheless believes Bayern Munich’s teen star is likely one of the world’s greatest defenders.
Liverpool legend John Barnes sparked a debate on talkSPORT over the perfect left-back in world soccer, after naming 20-year-old Davies forward of Liverpool star Andy Robertson.
Robertson has redefined the position of full-back, along with teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold, in Jurgen Klopp’s crew.
The Scotland captain had offered 25 assists during the last two seasons to assist the Reds to Champions League and Premier League glory, together with his tally this season totalling 12 in all competitions.
Davies might not have as many assists as Robertson, managing ten in his breakthrough season in Germany, however the Canada worldwide has emerged as one of many recreation’s greatest younger gamers together with his scintillating performances.
The 19-year-old’s unbelievable tempo, skill with the ball and defensive prowess means he’s conserving Bayern’s document signing, left-back Lucas Hernandez, out of the crew with supervisor Hansi Flick sticking with Davies for Sunday’s Champions League ultimate.
And whereas he might have struggled at occasions to maintain the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at bay, it mattered little on the ultimate whistle as Bayern sealed a 1-Zero win and the membership’s sixth European Cup.
There’ll, little doubt, be extra dialogue within the Robertson vs Davies debate within the coming weeks and months, particularly with the brand new Premier League and Bundesliga campaigns set to start out quickly.
However Hamann says, for now, it’s even.
Talking on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast, the ex-Bayern Munich and Liverpool star stated: “Alphonso Davies has been sensible.
“I believe he had a little bit of a tough time yesterday, he had one or two lapses in focus and typically he will get carried away as a result of he’s is so fast and in opposition to the perfect gamers as you recognize, typically you may get discovered.
“So yesterday most likely wasn’t his greatest recreation, however since he’s come into the crew… Bayern Munich had David Alaba for ten years within the left-back place and all of us thought there wouldn’t be a greater participant than him.
“I believe Davies has most likely overtaken him. Alaba took his recreation to a different stage at centre-back however Davies got here in as an unknown from America and made that left-back spot his personal.
“Folks speak about Robertson at Liverpool who has been incredible for the final three or 4 years, however I believe they’re by far the perfect two left-backs in the mean time in world soccer.”