01 February News Recently, Manchester City striker and Argentine international Alvarez accepted an interview with GQ magazine.
In the interview, the Argentine striker also talked about his experience and feelings of following the team to win the World Cup last year.
In addition, he also talked about the club coach Guardiola and his teammate Haaland.
On winning the World Cup
“It’s been a wonderful experience, even though it’s been a while! I don’t know if it’s fate, or if it’s predestined. But we’ve been doing really well for a long time.
The unbeaten run came to the World Cup, we didn’t lose a lot of games at all, we also won the Copa America, so we played in very good form.”
“We have a strong group. Playing with the best players – players like Messi and Di Maria can help you get better and that’s what we can do, with that group of players to achieve
Regarding the schedule of this season, whether you can adapt after coming to Manchester City
“The experience of playing the league, then the World Cup and then going back to the league was very difficult, but I’m used to a lot of different changes. That’s what happens, it’s just being prepared for the changes.
And adapt as much as you can. It comes from experience – not just yours, but advice from people who have experienced it, whether it’s teammates, coaches or ex-players who have gone through similar experiences, who have played for the national team and played for the national team.
“This is my first World Cup, and this World Cup is right in the middle of the season. It might be weird, but I feel like we’re starting a new game. We were in good form before, but we’re not in the form we’re in now.
That’s good. So we have to get back to the performance of the team.”
“In Argentina, the league runs from January to December, so that’s something I’ll have to adapt to when I come to the country. The next World Cup is still a long way off, but I’m sure I’ll have to adapt to the season next time.
When it ends.”
Differences between club and national team training
“When you go to train with the national team, you’re up against new players and you’ve only played a few games there. Football has become a very professional sport, though, so everyone trains well.”
“Each player has a specific plan at their club, so the national team’s fitness coach tries to cater to each player, continuing with their club plan while adapting to the game. Tactically, it all depends on what the coach wants.
What we do on the pitch: We all work together and try to adjust things in the best possible way for our coaches.”
“When I first came to Manchester City from Argentina, it was completely different. Here you have more technical skills to learn – the club takes care of every aspect of you, not only the work we do in the gym, but the work we do in the gym.
There’s your time off, and your nutrition, making sure you’re getting protein after games. They take care of all the sporting stuff and make you feel as good as possible, which helps me a lot.”
about your own state of mind
“Mental strength is important. You have a lot of games during the season, you spend a lot of time away from home and you have to face a lot of obstacles along the way. It’s important to stay strong and keep your head when things aren’t going your way, but equally, when things don’t go your way.
When things are going well, you also have to keep your head up so you can keep achieving.”
About Guardiola’s tactics
“I knew how Guardiola worked before I came here and even then I was surprised by Guardiola’s rotation, he almost never picks the same team in consecutive games so you make sure you always
Being able to stay on your toes and be 100 per cent so that when it’s your turn to go on the pitch, you can make sure you’re doing what the coach tells you to do.”
“After the World Cup, I had a few days to celebrate, to spend time with my family, with my friends. As soon as I got back to the club, I refocused and my goal this season is to give 100 per cent of my game.
, play as many games as possible, try to help the team. In general, I want every game we play to win.”
“Every player has something he likes to do and Haaland is the same, sometimes on the pitch he might look different but once he’s off the pitch he takes the time to stay calm, feel very relaxed and
Help your teammates in the best possible way.”