Bayern's Alphonso Davies shows incredible pace to recover and stop Son Heung-min

Alphonso Davies is becoming a fine left-back at Bayern.

Alphonso Davies is a pretty special player and not only because he's the rarest of rare - a Canadian playing at a top European club.

The teenager broke through at MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps, eventually going on to score eight times in the 2018 season.

Midway through that season, Bayern Munich felt they'd seen enough and completed a deal for Davies that could rise to $22m - a then-record for MLS.

Playing as a winger, Davies made his debut for Bayern last January and bagged his first goal in March.

This season, though, the 19-year-old has made the left-back spot his, starting nine times there.

And it was in that position that he faced Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening as Bayern looked to finish the group with a perfect record.

They did just that, winning 3-1, and we even got to see exactly what an asset Davies can be in one particular moment.

At 71 minutes and with the score already at 3-1, the ball broke to Son Heung-Min on the right about 20 yards from goal.

Davies was back in the centre-circle, at least another 20 yards back, but knew it was his job to stop Son.

Jose Mourinho congratulated Davies after the game.

Still, he was surely it was too late now? Not when you're as quick as he is, it seems.

The Canadian turned the afterburners on and somehow got back to get a challenge in before Son had even made it into the box.

It's extraordinary pace and you can check it out below:

Davies managed to completely halt Son and force him backwards - an incredible feat, considering where he started from.

There's little doubt that he can go far in football and the question is simply - how far?

One thing for sure is that Davies is a player worth keeping an eye on.

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