Blaise Bourgeois

Robert Lewandowski believes Alphonso Davies will ‘be a great player’

The Canadian has already made a big impression on Bayern's best

Alphonso Davies agreed to a Major League Soccer record transfer to Bayern Munich back in July, but only joined the squad in November after finishing the MLS season with Vancouver Whitecaps.

After seeing him in training for the better part of the last two months, Robert Lewandowski has fully endorsed the 18-year-old.

“I’ll try and speak with Alphonso a lot,” the Poland captain explained to Bayern’s official website, “For him, I know that’s very important, that he feels comfortable in the new team and I want to help him.

“Of course, he’s very young, but I think he’ll be a great player!”

With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry both out for next Friday’s clash against Hoffenheim, Lewandowski is confident that Bayern will win with Thomas Müller by his side.

“Thomas is a player who knows when and where he should run,” continued Lewandowski.

“Sometimes we don’t need to speak to each other because we know what the other one can do.

“In the language of football what you say doesn’t matter as much as how you feel and I have this feeling with Thomas and I think he feels the same.”

However, Müller will miss both legs of Bayern’s Champions League round-of-16 tie against Liverpool after UEFA gave him a two-match ban following his red card against Ajax last month.