Tottenham Hotspur attacker Gareth Bale has been described as “absolutely fantastic” by Alphonso Davies, in conversation with World Soccer.
The 20-year-old is one of the most highly rated youngsters in world football, having already clocked up 57 senior appearances for Bayern Munich.
Davies normally plies his trade at left-back, though he began his career as a winger and has featured further up the left flank on a number of occasions, as well as on the right wing.
Bale, meanwhile, began as a left-back but has spent most of his career playing as a winger and attacker, clocking up 167 goals and 139 assists from 506 competitive appearances.
When asked about what he made of Bale’s switch from defence to attack, Davies praised the Spurs man but chose not to make a comparison, saying the decision of where he plays is down to his manager.
“Gareth Bale is an absolutely fantastic player who has achieved so much and won many trophies,” said the Canada international.
“I don’t compare, though – if the coach asks me to play at left-back that’s where I play, and if he asks me to play on the left wing that’s where I play.”
For a player to clock up over 50 senior appearances for a club as big as Bayern despite having just turned 20 is impressive, and Davies is certainly an impressive player who has the potential to become one of the world’s top footballers.
Bale’s skills and talents meant he was a shoo-in for an attacking position and he has flourished further up the pitch, but that’s not to say the same should be the case for Davies – why change a winning formula for player and for club?