Pep Guardiola was full of praise when asked about Julián Álvarez after the 23 year old had a goal and an assist for Manchester City.
Julián Álvarez was a substitute for Pep Guardiola’s team during their Champions League match against RB Leipzig but the World Cup winner had a goal and an assist in the 3-1 win. Guardiola spoke at a press conference after the game and was asked about the World Cup winner. Here is what he had to say:
“When a player is a world champion with Argentina and plays in the starting XI for Argentina, it’s because he is a good player.
“Last season he arrived in a moment when we had John, Rodri, Kevin, Gundo and it was working well and he didn’t get many minutes but he never complained and look what happened now.
“When you have this positivity and go there, make three runs, two or three crosses, make an outstanding goal again – it’s not the first time he scored this type of goal.
“In 10, 15 minutes the impact was huge. To have these players on the bench with this mentality is really important.”