VIDEO | “Modern Maradona”, the Sevilla youth compared to Diego
Carlos Álvarez, considered one of the jewels of the Spanish club’s academy, was the figure in the win against Rangers 1-0
02/11/2022 – 9:42 a.m.
Diego Maradona left an indelible mark. From his appearance at Argentinos Juniors, through his transfer to another vernacular Juniors football club before moving to Europe to play for Barcelona and then becoming the most impactful player in Napoli history, the star had a brief stint in the Old Continent. He was in Seville, in the 1992-1993 season, in what was the prelude to his return to his native country.
In what was his last participation in European football, Maradona arrived at the Andalusian team at the hands of Carlos Bilardo. He scored seven goals in that campaign, had a fight with the coach with whom he became world champion in 1986 and said goodbye to the team after fighting with the board. Almost 30 years after his landing, it seems that Seville found a new version of the historic number 10.
In the last few hours, after his great performance in the UEFA Youth League playoffs, a Sevilla youth began to be compared to the Argentine legend. Carlos Alvarezconsidered one of the jewels of the Spanish club’s academy, was the figure in the 1-0 win against Rangers that gave the red and whites a ticket to the round of 16 of the competition between the most important youth clubs in Europe .
After leading the team leading Lolo Rosano to qualify for this round of the competition for the second time in the history of Sevilla, the networks began to compare Álvarez with the star.
similarity in the game
“Young Diego” or “Modern Maradona”, were some of the terms that appeared to show the resemblance between the two. According to the sports newspaper Marca, Carlos’s biotype is similar to that of the Argentine because of his height (he is 1.68 meters) and has a hairstyle like the one that Diego had in his beginnings.
In football, the same thing happens between Alvarez and Maradona. He is a fast, vertical player who carries the ball close to his feet and knows how to protect the ball when he suffers the mark of his rivals.
In addition, he has a good punch with his left foot, the same skillful leg with which Maradona dazzled the world. A clear example of his characteristics can be seen in the video that his club uploaded after the victory against the Scots in the Dumbarton Football Stadium.
Spanish press reports indicate that Álvarez is an admirer of what is considered one of the best players of all time and has watched videos of Maradona. Beyond that, he was an admirer of another Argentine who visited the jersey of the Seville for several years: former Boca Juniors midfielder Ever Banega. And today, he follows in the footsteps of “Papu” Gómez.
Category 2003, he is 18 years old, uses No. 10 and is part of the Sub 19, but the current coach, Julen Lopetegui, has already been to see him live at several youth games and follows him closely.
He was part of the last pre-season of the first team and was one of the academy players who traveled to Russia in November 2020 for the match that Sevilla played in the group stage of the Champions League against Krasnodar. At national team level, he has already visited the jersey of the minor divisions in Spain.
It will only be time to wait and see how one of the players Sevilla bets on evolves and that many already see as a new version of the Argentine star who dazzled everyone with his unforgettable magical left foot.
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