Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has deemed Julian Alvarez ‘almost undroppable’ after his sparkling showing against West Ham United.
As quoted by Manchester Evening News, the Catalan tactician gave his views on the World Cup winner’s performance on Saturday.
It’s safe to say that Pep Guardiola was more than satisfied with Julian Alvarez, who was one of the standout performers for Manchester City in their 3-1 triumph against West Ham United.
Pep Guardiola calls Julian Alvarez ‘undroppable’ after Manchester City beat West Ham
Branded as ‘extraordinary’ by Khaldoon Al-Mubarak, the Argentine looked at his absolute best as one of the two creators sat behind Erling Haaland.
The 23-year-old assisted Jeremy Doku’s opener, provided the pre-assist for Erling Haaland’s late strike and all in all, ran the show from start to finish.
Pep Guardiola was clearly pleased with Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez against West Ham, as he emphasized his importance to his side after the contest.
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“We had doubts because he came from Bolivia [from international duty] with the jet lag, he was so tired the day before yesterday. He felt better and we spoke with him last night and he said he felt good. He’s learning a lot how to move in the pockets, he’s a threat with goals and assists, the work ethic. We are delighted that the club brought him last year.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola went on to brand Julian Alvarez as ‘undroppable’ after his showing against West Ham, saying, “[Ilkay] Gundo[gan] left and unfortunately with the injury to Kevin [De Bruyne] he has his chance and he is using it. Now, he is almost undroppable.”
Julian Alvarez is thriving in his new role
It is testament to how well the Calchín-born goalscorer has adapted to his brand-new role this season that Pep Guardiola deems him ‘undroppable’, as Manchester City bossed West Ham at the London Stadium.
It is key to emphasize that the treble-winner is still far from perfect when played behind the striker.
But even so, Alvarez’s passing and link-up play is continuing to improve and against the Hammers, it was the best we have seen this season.
With two goals and three assists this campaign, the former River Plate frontman has adapted to his new responsibilities in quick-time, which certainly merits high praise from Pep Guardiola.