Julian Alvarez had his debut with the shirt of Manchester City and his first test not only had the approval of Pep Guardiolawho praised it after sending it from the start on the 2-1 victory against America of Mexicobut also the former River He was banked and supported by two of the referents of the English team: Kevin DeBruyne and Bernardo Silva.
On the side of De Bruyne, the author of the two goals, he spoke with the official Ciudadanos press and highlighted the good performance of Araña. “I saw it very well. I think a lot of people were really impressed with him because obviously sometimes you see some clips on the internet, but it’s very different to play.”began after the question about Julián’s debut.
And continued: “He played very well today and I think he could be a great player for us.” In addition, in dialogue with ESPN, he revealed why the level that the Argentine showed against America did not surprise him: “I was not surprised because I saw him in training. He looks very good, in very good shape.”
And, when asked about what he saw from Julián that caught his attention in training, he acknowledged: “His shots, he’s a great scorer. He has good movements, he converted some goals. He’s doing fine.”
Bernardo Silva also benched Alvarez
After five seasons at Manchester City, Bernardo Silva is a more than authorized word within the English team. And, how could it be otherwise, he was also consulted about Julián’s debut
“The truth is that I saw him very well. In training he works hard, he seems like a very good person and I am very happy to have him with us. In the short time that she has been with us, she has shown that she loves a lot and that she has very good qualities.. I wish him the best and that he scores a lot of goals that help us win things.” began in dialogue with ESPN.
And he closed with advice: “Let him be the same, have fun, do his job. He has to try to adapt to maintain his qualities, his philosophy. You can see that he is a very hardworking boy. That he continues like this, that he will surely adapt and everything will be fine.”
What Guardiola said about his debut
A little less than two weeks after his farewell from River and his official presentation at Manchester City, Julián Alvarez already had his debut with the citizen team’s shirt. Pep Guardiola sent him from the start in the pre-season friendly against América de México and the Araña already had chances to show some flashes of all that talent that led him to become one of the best players in Argentine soccer.
Julian played 70 minutes in a 2-1 win over the Eagles in Houston and he quickly adapted to the scheme proposed by Guardiola, where he moved as a center forward in a 4-3-3. And although he did not take advantage of a clear chance in the first half, he constantly demanded the defense with his pressure, he was very active and associated well with his teammates.
Thus, after his debut, Guardiola himself did not hesitate to praise him at a press conference: “Julián was incredible, defensively he is quite similar to Gabriel Jesus. Gabriel is probably the best, but he is close in aggressiveness and in how intuitive he is, he makes the runs and with the ball he is absolutely brilliant.
“He can keep the ball and you can link with him with no problem.“He added, before closing with a forceful phrase about the future of Araña: “We have the feeling of having hired a top-level young player for the next few years. and we are delighted.”
Flowers for Gallardo
In the same conference, Guardiola highlighted the role of the Muñeco in Julián’s training and dedicated some heartfelt words to him: “The work that Marcelo Gallardo did with him in River, now we have the benefitand hopefully I can grow in a major league like the Premier League.
What comes to Julian…
Alvarez’s second game It could be this Saturday 23rd (at 8:00 p.m. Argentine time), when Manchester City faces a giant like Bayern Munich, that no longer has Robert Lewandowski, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The official activity for the Citizens and for the Spider will begin on Saturday 30, when they face Liverpool for the Community Shield. Pep’s men qualified for this English “super cup” after winning the Premier League, while the Reds kept the FA Cup. And the league debut? It will be 7/8 against West Ham.