They say that Marcelo Gallardo was talking to him on a plane that brought the crew from the river to Madrid. The kids lit up. Julián Alvarez was already on the substitute bench in the La Bombonera final and now he may have come to his desk at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Will this be a surprise to the coach of the river? Will the child be the owner? Will he be on the substitution bench and will have a few minutes in the second half, depending on how the game is going? It is clear that the technician greatly trusts him.
Gallardo had complications with the attackers. In the absence of Rafael Santos Borré, because he came to three yellow, damage was inflicted on Ignacio Scocco and Rodrigo Mora (synovitis in the hip). The Uruguayans have already recovered, but they would not play from the beginning. While Nacho goes a little bit and works against the clock, he has at least a substitute substitute place. So, if DT Millionaire wants to play with two attackers from the start to Bottle, Lucas Pratto is the only option that Alvarez is.
An 18-year-old youth, born in Cordoba in January 2000, lives in a fairy tale. Only a few matches were in Primera de Rey and was registered halfway through the year on a good faith Copa Libertadores before starting the 16th round. Take 9 on your back, no less. This is called "Spider" and also "Pipa", because they see the same as Lucas Alario.
Whether coincidentally or not, should he finally play it, Alvarez will meet again with Santiago Bernabéu, who visited him when he was 11 year (witness in Barcelona with a 2-0 victory over Madrid in Santiago Bernabé in the first leg of the Champions League 2011) and was in Real Madrid. He was tested at Merengue Club and was. He also played with a white shirt at the tournament, but he could not stay in the pension until he was 13 years old and then returned to Córdoba.
Then he no longer returned to the Spanish capital, because the time he was here missed his family. He did not want to go home without his parents and his brothers.
Julián Alvarez, at the age of 11, with Real Madrid and in the classic game against Barcelona. (Photo: Love of the family Álvarez).
The child grew and continued the ball. To the river, the club, where he is enthusiastic, has passed his life. And there he tried to stay away from Calcius, the city of Cordovan, where he was born, and his family, who each evening went to Núñez every time that he did not leave him alone.
Before they are registered in Copa Libertadores, He was sparring from the Russian national team. And just as he had the opportunity to be close to Cristiano Ronaldo a decade ago, he had the privilege of training with his idol Lionel Messi.
Juliján Álvarez with Messi on the Ezeiza estate. Julian alvarez lionel messi footballer under 20 sparinga Argentine national team
Now it's a unique opportunity to dream. Gallardo not only trusts in its technical capacity. He also sees this with personality. In fact, he sent him last week to receive the fifth penalty in the definition against gymnastics for the semi-finals of the Argentine Cup. And the child did this masterfully. Dummy usually attracts its players in front of gigantic games on Sunday. It happened with him in 2015 when he came in third, and Gallardo saw harshly before his absence and sent him to the title of the title in the last instance of this Libertadores. Will Alvarez now be in the line of children?