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He may be a young player, but Julian Alvarez is already a star.

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Aug-18 12:26 first published at 12:26 PM


The Etihad Stadium’s newcomer believes it would be foolish for him to try to “copy” his fellow Argentine. Lionel Messi is an inspiration to millions of people around the world, and Manchester City new boy Julian Alvarez is one of those hoping to learn as much as he can from the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner. Alvarez has the good fortune to play alongside Messi for Argentina, while Pep Guardiola is his club manager and Sergio Aguero is on hand to offer advice when needed. Alvarez could not have asked for a better group of mentors, but he is not looking to “copy” the efforts of those who came before him, instead admitting that trying to emulate Messi’s “uniqueness” would be a thankless task. What distinguishes Lionel Messi? When asked what it’s like to play alongside an all-time great and whether it’s possible to follow in his footsteps, Alvarez responded, “It was a dream come true to play by his side and a great source of pride to play with one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game, I have to say.” It is difficult to imitate him. But, like everyone else, I watch his every move, every little bit of skill, and try to take the best from it. But the truth is that he is unique not only on the field, but also off it.” Who advises Alvarez at Manchester City?

The highly-rated youngster has made an early impression with the reigning Premier League champions, scoring his first goal in the Community Shield, and has been in regular contact with City legend Aguero about what it takes to be a success at the Etihad Stadium.

“Sergio told me about what it’s like to work under Pep, “He stated. “He explained how City’s training is conducted. He told me about Manchester as a city. “He has given me all kinds of different advice, all of which I obviously listened to very carefully with this being a new world for me moving to Manchester,” I said at the time of my signing and again in the last few days and weeks. I wanted to hear everything Sergio said so that I could adjust to life in England as quickly as possible.” Can Alvarez team up with Haaland for Manchester City? City lured Alvarez away from River Plate with an eye on the future, having also spent £51 million ($61 million) on Erling Haaland this summer, but the South American prospect believes he can work alongside the big-name Norway star. “He is a big player, a great player,” he said of joining forces with Haaland. I’ve seen him a lot, scoring goals all over Europe. It is beneficial for a young player like me to play with the best in order to learn. It’s a good situation to be in. The most important thing is that City win, regardless of who I’m paired with.” Editors’ Choices Motormouth! Mourinho’s most divisive quotes The end of the old-school boot sale Glazers on the loose? Sir Jim Ratcliffe is ready to buy Manchester United. The Premier League home and away kit league table for 22-23! All Premier League transfers completed in summer 2022

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