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Julian Alvarez: "It was a dream come true to play by Messi's side"
Julian Alvarez: "It was a dream come true to play by Messi's side"
Julian Alvarez: "It was a dream come true to play by Messi's side"
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Julian Alvarez: “It was a dream come true to play by Messi’s side”

Julian Alvarez recently appeared in an interview with Sky Sports. “I remember that goal well,” Julian Alvarez told Sky Sports. “Watching at home with my family, I knew it was a hugely important goal. I did not quite get the dynamic of the Premier League at the time because I was very young but I knew that it was a big one.”

“It was a very small village and we always played together ever since I was very young,” he says.

“We shared the same group of friends. We would all meet up on a small pitch that we had in the village and spent many, many hours just playing football together.” Long before Aguero’s goal, a special nickname was established for the precocious Alvarez.

“It was just something that came to me when I was a little kid, no older than four, playing football with my brothers. One day, my brother said, ‘Look at him, like a little spider.’ It just stuck and when you get older you don’t give it up. I like it, it is a great name.”

Last summer, Alvarez was part of the squad that won the Copa America for Argentina alongside Messi. “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.”

What did he learn? There is laughter. “It is hard to copy him. But like everyone who is around him, I watch his every move. Watch every little piece of skill, and I try to take the best from it. But the truth is that he is unique, not just on the pitch but off it as well.”

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