Gary Lineker tells inspirational story to salute Bayern ace Alphonso Davies

Gary Lineker has told the inspiring story of Alphonso Davies with the Bayern Munich youngster impressing against Chelsea on Tuesday night.

Left-back Davies showed his pace, power and precision as he laid it on a plate for Robert Lewandowski as Bayern beat the Blues 3-0 at the Bridge in the Champions League .

At just 19, the future is certainly bright for Davies, who has spent just over a year in the Bundesliga.

He had impressed in the MLS for Canadian outfit Vancouver Whitecaps before a multi-million-dollar transfer to Bayern.

But it’s not been an easy life for Davies with Lineker highlighting just how difficult his journey has been.

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The former England striker tweeted: “Alphonso Davies’ parents fled Liberia in the civil war.

“He was born in a refugee camp in Ghana and moved to Canada when he was 5.

“Here he is playing beautifully for @FCBayernEN at 19. What a wonderful story.”

Davies had previously told his side of the story, telling the BBC earlier this season: “I was born in Ghana, my parents flee from Liberia civil war.

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“It wasn’t easy running away from war, you don’t know where your kids are, everyone is all over the place.

“Three years ago was the first time I see my sister. It was a tough time for the family and I’m happy they came to a good country like Canada where we could be something.

“Every time I step on the field I do it for them.”

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And BBC pundit Chris Sutton was quick to praise the left-back for his performance against Chelsea.

Sutton said: “Alphonso Davies is an incredible athlete but he is composed too.

“When he got free for the third goal, he took his time and laid a perfect ball across. He was phenomenal.

“It was hard to pick a man of the match for Bayern because they were all so good.”

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