There was no time for regret for being left out of the first cut of the Mexico National Team for the 2021 Cup, Efraín Álvarez demonstrated with a superlative level in Los Angeles Galaxy that those compliments that Zlatan Ibrahimovic said one day were not wrong. The midfielder is on the rise.
At 19 years old and with a lot of talent to exploit, the name of Efraín Álvarez began to sound more strongly in MLS 2021 and among Tri fans. For Week 8 of the United States league, a great goal from the midfielder with Mexican ancestry gave victory to the Galaxy of Chicharito Hernández and company.
Faced with the possibility of being the replacement for Rodolfo Pizarro in the Mexico National Team for the 2021 Gold Cup, the 8.5 qualification points that BeSocccer gave to Álvarez's performance could not come at a better time. Efraín's talent begins to bear fruit and Ibrahimovic was one of the great figures who surrendered to the Mexican-American midfielder.
The two seasons that they shared training were enough for a world-class figure like Zlatan Ibrahimovic to surrender to the promising future that Efraín Álvarez has. And today more than ever these accolades take on more force, the midfielder began to explode.
“Anyone who understands football will know that he is a good player, he has great talent and works very hard, he likes the game and tries to improve. He's willing to work hard, he just has to wait for the right moment, he's still young and you can't put too much pressure on him, his time will come, "said Zlatan Ibrahimovic about Efraín Álvarez when they were in the Los Angeles Galaxy.