Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez has opened up on his lucrative start to life in the Premier League and with the reigning Treble winners.
The former River Plate youngster joined Manchester City in the summer of 2022 after originally putting pen to paper on a five-and-half-year contract with the Premier League champions during the January transfer window.
While there was some speculation over the potential of Julian Alvarez being the next young star to end up in the City Football Group system, the Argentine proved all doubters wrong and worked his way into Pep Guardiola’s first-team plans at Manchester City.
In his debut season with the Blues, the forward racked up an impressive tally of 17 goals and five assists across 49 total appearances. But it was the overall team honours that stood out most for the Argentine.
“It’s incredible to have won all these titles in a season,” Julian Alvarez said in a recent interview with Manchester City. “I don’t think many had done it before.
“It seems it was my moment, but I also think the product of all the effort, sacrifice, and a little luck to be on the right team at the right time. (It was) incredible to win the Treble. I’d have to go with the celebrations in Manchester after everything (as my favourite moment).”
He continued, “It was amazing to travel across the city and see happy faces all around. Something I’ll always remember.”
The absence of Kevin De Bruyne from the Manchester City team to start the 2023/24 campaign has helped Julian Alvarez establish himself as one of the first names on the team sheet as they look to defend their impressive trophy haul.
As a result, the 23-year-old has already made 16 appearances in the young season, scoring seven goals and providing five assists in the process – a pace that will see him smash his previous season’s goal contribution tally.
His prolific performances at the start of the campaign have helped City get into position to defend their titles, as the Blues find themselves just two points behind Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur, and top of their Champions League group after three games.
Up next for Manchester City is a Premier League showdown with Bournemouth before the winter fixtures begin to rear their heads, following on from their derby day demolition of rivals Manchester United.
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