The Manchester City manager once again spoke wonders about the Spider, who played just two games for his new club and is already loved by everyone.
There was a lot of talk about the adaptation time Julian Alvarez might need in the Manchester City, if that was going to complicate his chances of going to the World Cup, if he was going to lose ground in the consideration of Lionel Scaloni. And all the theories were quickly shattered: the Spider has already played two friendly matches with the English team with an ease rarely seen and Pep Guardiola referred to his present, again with great praise.
“With Julián Álvarez we have not made a mistake. We knew he was a fantastic guy and we proved it. He is a team player, he shows by the effort he puts in. And he has a goal. When he drops the ball to him, he has the goal between his eyebrows. He will stay with us for many years. He has been an extraordinary signing and he is going to help us a lot“, Pep told ESPN in an interview. Julián started in the victory against América de México and then played the second half against Bayern Munich. Tomorrow he goes for his first title against Liverpool for the Community Shield.
Regarding the requirement to win the Premier League and the Champions League, Pep drew a comparison with River: “Julián came from a big team. And in the big team there is always a requirement that you have to win, win tomorrow and win tomorrow. And that is inoculated in the head and soul of the player, for that reason the thanks to River for the way they have given him. You also buy this.”
Regarding the famous “adaptation process”, the Spaniard was blunt: “Julian has already adapted. Against America and in training, he has shown us. The one who is good only needs two mid-afternoons and he wears that. The good ones don’t need time and adjust. Soccer is universal. He who knows how to play, he knows how to play.”