As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Bayern Munich fullback Pavard: I know I'm better than Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold

Bayern Munich fullback Benjamin Pavard insists he's a BETTER player than Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The France World Cup winner feels he doesn't get the same positive press as Alexander-Arnold and PSG right-back Achraf Hakimi.

Pavard, now 25, is a World Cup winner with France and a Champions League winner with Bayern. He joined Bayern in 2019 from Stuttgart, which snapped him up from Ligue 1Lille five years ago. However, he believes despite his success, he is ignored by football critics in favour of the likes of Alexander-Arnold and Hakimi.

Via Fotboll Transfers, Pavard reasoned on Canal Football Club: "Great coaches put me as a right back because they have confidence in my ability.

"It's not because of my beautiful eyes or my hair.

"On paper, Pavard is perhaps less sexy than Hakimi or Alexander-Arnold, but I think I am defensively more complete."

Signicantly, unlike Alexander-Arnold and Hakimi, Pavard isn't known for his attacking qualities. The Frenchman has scored just five goals for Bayern in 87 appearances and managed just ten assists.

In contrast, Hakimi already has three goals and two assists in his first 14 games with PSG.

- updated October 20

Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free