Stefan Ortega says ‘incredible’ £100,000-a-week Man City player can still get better
Stefan Ortega has said that Julian Alvarez still has room to improve his game.
The 23-year-old scored a last-gasp winner for Pep Guardiola’s men in their latest 3-2 win against RB Leipzig, as his impact off the bench was described as “fantastic” by Paul Dickov.
The £100,000-a-week (Sport Rac) man has been one of City’s most in-form players this campaign, replacing the injured Kevin De Bruyne as his side’s No.10.
Phil Foden recently hailed his Sky Blues teammate for having a “brilliant season” and called him a “great player”.
While Stefan Ortega also lauded Julian Alvarez as a player and how he has blended into the Manchester City dressing room, he also pointed out that he could still improve his skillset.
“He’s a nice guy, he was a bit shy in the beginning but now he’s fully adapted, he’s an incredible player and a really nice person”, he said, as quoted by Manchester City’s official website.
“He is still young so he can improve and improve every day. Like everyone in this team, the connection we have is incredible.”
Stefan Ortega makes a fair point, which does not only apply to Julian Alvarez but also the entirety of the Manchester City squad as there is always room to get better.
But considering that the treble-winner was not even playing in Europe until last season, the fact that he is already one of the continent’s best strikers is an indicator of how high his ceiling is.
While many would have been sceptical about how Alvarez would fare as a No.10, he has shown for the large part that he can thrive playing in the hole behind Haaland as well.
As long as Julian Alvarez continues to hone his craft under Pep Guardiola and his staff, there is no stopping him from becoming a future great of the game.