Alphonso Davies Quotes.
I surround myself with good friends that help me keep my feet on the ground.
I came out as a winger, I played as a winger a couple of games.
Growing up, I loved Messi. I love how he dribbles, how he plays the game, it just makes it look so easy and it makes it look so fun.
I am truly honored and humbled to have been selected as the co-winner for the 2020 Lou Marsh Trophy.
I definitely see this team, the Canadian national team, definitely fighting for a spot in the 2022 World Cup.
As a soccer player you want to perform, whether it’s in front of 72,000 or even 1,000. You always want to be your best because you never know who’s watching.
Each and every day you have to perform, whether it’s on the practice ground or off the practice ground. I just want to improve each and every day.
My dad really liked Didier Drogba and there was always a Chelsea game on when I was growing up.
I’m a little bit nervous, but life comes with challenges and I’m ready to take on this one. To be able to sign for a club like Bayern Munich, it’s exciting stuff.
I’m being told I’ve become an inspiration to a lot of young soccer players in Edmonton and to me, that’s just awesome.
I enjoyed every moment of being at school. Football doesn’t last for ever, so you need an education longer term.
I’m trying to stay humble for my mom.
I experienced that the ball is the most important thing. When you have the ball, the other team really can’t do anything.
Switching from left-winger to left-back was not as difficult as you might imagine because I have played there many times before for the national team and also for the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Canada’s known as a hockey country and now we’ve proven that we can also play football as well.
I’m really happy that I’ve got the Champions League medal around my neck and the trophy sat by my side.
The message to the young players is that hard work and dedication is everything. As a footballer, or anything in life, if you’re dedicated you have to fight for that and don’t give up however hard it is.
Winning five titles in a year is amazing, and I’m happy I was part of that, and I’m happy that I was able to lift those trophies and carry the Canadian flag with pride. I think that everything that came with 2020 was special to me.
Obviously Messi is one of the best players in the world, if not the best player in the world. Looking up to him when you’re young and now playing against him, it was very nerve-racking for me – especially when he would come up on my side, my heart would be beating faster and faster.
FC Bayern is one of the best clubs in the world, and for me it’s a dream come true to play here.
Hansi Flick is a good guy all-round, everyone loves him, there’s not really many negatives things you can say about Hansi.
I’ve played matches in Mexico, Canada and the United States. The people of North America have always welcomed me.
I know that there are other sides to life. All the more reason why I now try to convey to the people out there how important it is to feel a sense of joy.
I want to stay in Germany and with Bayern for as long as possible.
Playing in the Champions League and getting to the final is everything you could ask for.
When I signed that USL contract, my perspective changed on me being a professional footballer. That was my goal ever since I was young. I never thought I could achieve it, but that’s when it clicked in my head that I can really go far in the sport.
The journey has been long, fleeing a war, living in a refugee camp, coming to Canada is what we were dreaming as a family to get here. Now that we’re here I’m excited that I’m a Canadian citizen.
It’s changed big-time ’cause now I wanna go out, have fun with my friends, but I gotta also take in that I’m playing at the MLS level and I have to represent the club. I can’t go out and fool around, cause trouble anymore.
Life is too short to be angry or sad for long.
As a player you want to play every single game, and every single minute.
Every game I play, I play to the best of my ability and play like it’s my last.
Canada welcomed me and my family and I am grateful for the opportunity to realize my dream of being a professional football player and representing Canada on the world stage.
Being able to sign for a club like Bayern Munich is exciting. I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a kid. Those are the guys that – you know – as a kid, I was looking up to. Watching them on TV, playing with them on FIFA. Getting to be able to meet them and being able to play on the team is just exciting.
As a former refugee myself, I am very grateful for the help my family received and the opportunities this opened up for me and where it has brought me.
Being able to have the World Cup in Canada, Mexico and the USA is a great honor for us. Being able to speak at the ceremony that announced they were bringing it here was a stepping stone for a young player like me. I’m happy that it’s coming to Canada.
I’m happy that I can wear the Canadian jersey with pride. I’m happy that I can say I’m a Canadian playing overseas.
When I was younger Canada took me in. Being able to represent my country in a World Cup would be an amazing experience.
Just looking back at what my family did for me, and where I came from, from nothing in Ghana… and my mom allowing me to come play soccer, keeping myself motivated is a little bit easier than usual.
I have to keep pushing and keep striving, and also keep being me on the field.
You’ll move from big brother to the adult world faster by cooking food for your younger siblings while your peers are playing video games.
A lot of people are in much tougher situations than me and I am very fortunate to be where I am, so I try to remember that and stay humble whenever things feel tough.
Jonathan David has a lot of qualities, as you can tell in the Belgian league he’s been scoring and assisting.
There’s people out there, Canadians out there, that have high expectations for me, but I mean, I’m still a kid, still trying to learn the game. I’m just trying to develop my skills as much as possible.
I don’t think I have a specific favorite moment in 2020, I think everything that came with 2020 was amazing.
The mentality of always wanting to win everything is in FC Bayern’s DNA.
I sent a message to Drake telling him he should follow me on Instagram, then two minutes later someone tweeted at me saying that he had followed me and I went to see if he actually had and he did. When I posted a video, he sent me a message after saying, ‘Congrats King,’ and I think I lost it, I was so excited.
This is what you dream about as a footballer: playing with the best and against the best in Europe.
I came to Canada at a young age and I’ve been here for most of my life, so being able to play for this country is a really great experience and joy.
When Arjen Robben introduced himself to me, I just couldn’t believe it. I mean, I didn’t think it was the real guy.
Coming to Europe and winning the Champions League with a great club like Bayern is everything I can ask for.
Don’t give up, no matter how hard it is. Things are going to be tough down the road, but the more work you put in, the more achievement you’re going to get out of it.