Alphonso Davies on Bundesliga return and TikTok

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
April 29, 2020
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Alphonso Davies during training at Bayern Munich

    Alphonso Davies during training at Bayern Munich

    With all of Europe’s major football leagues suspended because of the coronavirus, all eyes are on the German Bundesliga, which could be the first to return to action.

    Alphonso Davies and his Bayern Munich team-mates are back in training – although done with a certain amount of distancing – with the German Football League (DFL) saying it is ready to restart on 9 May behind closed doors.

    Davies, who has made a name for himself with marauding performances at left-back in the Champions League for Bayern – most notably in the last-16 dismantling of Chelsea – and for his larger than life social media presence, has been discussing the return of football and life as a TikTok star.

    Training was ‘like going back to school again’

    “Trying to resume matches on the 9th, I think that’s their way of saying they know the players are safe,” said 19-year-old Canada international Davies.

    “They know that everyone is going to be safe on the field.

    “Coming back to the first training session, it was like going back to school again.

    “Being inside for almost two weeks and not seeing anyone – just seeing them on video – it was good to see everyone again, run around and kick a ball.

    Media playback is not supported on this device

    Alphonso Davies: The Bayern teenager who was a refugee

    “We start training about 10:15 in individual groups of about six. We do our assignments for that day. We don’t high five or fist pump each other – we try to keep a safe distance.

    “We don’t have set-pieces. We are just getting back our touches and fitness, some passing, some shooting, some running. It keeps us in shape.

    “It keeps us getting ready for when they say if we’re going to play or not. As of now, we’re just trying to keep fit.

    “We get the training done, go home, shower and stay at home”

    ‘Being an actor – if it happens, it happens’

    Davies, who joined Bayern from Vancouver Whitecaps in 2018, has made 31 appearances for them this season – they sit five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

    He was one of his side’s most impressive performers in the 3-0 win at Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie and signed a new deal until 2025 earlier this month.

    View more on youtube

    He has also been a revelation on social media through his TikTok account (a clip of him re-enacting a scene from comedy show Brooklyn 99 has proven particulary popular) and says he wants to be an actor when he retires, with Idris Elba and The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) two of his favourite stars of the screen.

    “I post on social media for the fans to get to know me and a different side of football,” he said.

    “My team-mates enjoy it. There’s a little bit of joking here and there but, overall, they don’t mind me doing the TikTok as long as I perform on the field.

    “A couple of players have TikTok now – I think I’ve inspired them to get it. The first person that comes to mind is Robert Lewandowski – I think I inspired him to get it but I’m not sure, maybe he got inspiration from somewhere else.

    “I try to take funny experiences in my personal life to twist it into a funny way to express myself.”

    He added: “Being an actor, I mean it’s not really my goal right now but if it happens, it happens. You can always dream about being something else.”


    Covid-19: Arsenal trio affected before Man City game

    Arsenal have lost both matches they have played since the Premier League resumed last week Three Arsenal players were unable to train in the build-up …

    Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham defender signs extension until end of season

    Jan Vertonghen has made 228 Premier League appearances for Tottenham Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has signed a contract extension until the end of the season. …

    Man City: Pep Guardiola has ‘ideas for the transfer market’ and expects to ‘fight’ for title next season

    City are 23 points behind leaders Liverpool Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has “ideas for the transfer market” and expects to “fight” for …

    Notify of
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    April 29, 2020
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.