Julián Álvarez’s first hours at Manchester City look more than positivesomething that was reflected in the NRG Stadium of Houston. the spider left the match in the 2-1 victory of the citizens against America Mexico and drew praise from Pep Guardiola and Kevin De Bruyne.
“Very good, very happy. I didn’t know he would start. I’m happy, it was a great opportunity. Little by little I get to know my teammates, what the technical staff asks me and to adapt to the team“, began his story during an interview with ESPN. The native of Calchín, while signing autographs for the fans who came to the field, explained what he has to improve during this tour in the United States: “Little by little I have to adapt to them to integrate well, coordinate movements and play with my teammates so that I can be up to the task and can help the team.’ Bay in the city of Wisconsin.
The 22-year-old forward also confessed what the manager asked him to do before making his Manchester City debut: “He told me to play as I am, like in training. Little by little, I was going to adapt. The Cordouan played 70 minutes and showed sparks of his talent in certain combinations with Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva. He was also noted for his suffocating pressure before the rival cast left.
The one who didn’t skimp on the praise when talking about the Argentine was Pep Guardiola. The Spanish strategist valued the striker’s work and expressed the hopes he placed in him: “Julien has done wonders. In defense, he is similar to Gabriel (Jesus). Gabriel is the best, but he was very close to how he does it. It’s intuitive, aggressive and its intensity on the run.” The Brazilian was transferred in this transfer market to Arsenal in England to create space in the attack after the signings of Álvarez and Erling Haaland. They have also sold Raheem Sterling to Chelsea.
“With the ball, he is absolutely amazing. He can have the ball, he can pass the ball. You can play with her no problem, you can assist. We feel like we’ve signed a high class young man for years to come.“, warned the former technical director of Barcelona, who also thanked the doll for his work in his formation:” The work that Marcelo Gallardo did at River Plate… We have the advantage of it and hope that he will be able to grow in an important league like the Premier League”.
The compact of Manchester City’s victory against América de México
Another who enjoyed Julián Álvarez’s premiere with the Manchester City jersey was the Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, one of the main stars of the England team. “He looked very good. A lot of people were very impressed because they saw clips on the internet, but it’s different when you play. He played very well today and will be a great player for us.”.
Note that these friendlies will help the Citizens arrive in optimal conditions for the July 30 match against Liverpool for the Community Shield, where the Premier League champion will face the FA Cup champion.