Julian Alvarez: Every game is a final for us

“This is where we wanted to be at the start of the season"

by Sead Dedovic
Julian Alvarez: Every game is a final for us

Julian Alvarez was brilliant in his team's win against Fulham. Although he did not get many minutes this season, every time he entered the game Alvarez showed that he deserved his place. However, Erling Haaland is in such great form that it is difficult to have a place next to him.

After the victory, Alvarez spoke about his impressions: “This is where we wanted to be at the start of the season,” Alvarez said. “Everyone’s put in really good work and now we’ve reached the top we need to defend it.

Every game is a final for us and everyone’s going to pull together to make that final effort”.
The Argentine is aware of the importance of each subsequent match. “It was really nice to score here, a really important goal at an important point of the match.

Really nice to contribute. We knew it would never be easy coming here because of the pitch, because of how good Fulham are as a team. We were very happy to withstand the pressure and hold out”.

Silva on his team

Fulham manager Silva spoke about the way he prepared this match.

He had ambitions to get a positive result, and he also knew that Manchester City is a strong team, perhaps the best in Europe at the moment. “We had a clear plan for the game. We wanted to go through the centre of the pitch, with our wingers a little more inside,” Silva said.

If you try to block certain areas, they will look to expose others. The players, they stuck to their plan and did it well. The moment after we equalised the game was probably our best moment in the match. We cannot concede the goal in the way we did.

A great strike from Alvarez, I know, but the way we build in certain areas we cannot lose the ball in that way and we gave them a chance in their counter-attack. In the second half we were really competitive again. We didn’t create many chances, this is true, but we didn’t give many things to them either”.