Paco Alcacer is example for footballers

Paco Alcacer is example for footballers

Since the beginning of the current season the Spanish forward Paco Alcacer has been demonstrating enviable efficiency, setting new records in parallel. Even the forward’s former teammate Lionel Messi can’t compare to the Borussia Dortmund player.

Barcelona appeared in Alcacer’s life two years ago, having offered the footballer a contract after successful last two seasons for Valencia, where Paco scored 29 goals in 70 matches of the domestic championship and cup. However, having moved to Camp Nou it became clear that he will not push out Messi, Suarez or Neymar from the line-up. Even after the transfer of the latter, Alcacer played 17 matches last season, mainly going out as a substitute.

This situation did not satisfy the forward’s ambitions and Paco decided to try himself abroad. Borussia Dortmund, which began reformation, became interested in him extremely timely. Lucien Favre is an adept of holding the ball low and puts swift counter-attacks and counter-pressing in his game basics. Dortmund needed a forward after injuries of Wolf, Philipp’s instability and Batshuayi’s end of loan. This style is native for Alcacer, therefore it is no surprise that in the first match after a treated injury the player scored his debut goal for the Black and Yellows in a match against Eintracht (3:1).

So one month later Alcacer has scored 7 goals for Borussia in all tournaments, having spent only one full match. The forward’s goal was his return to the national team of Spain, of which he talked in an interview,

“I am proud that I am back. I want to take advantage of the chance and prove myself as the main center-forward of the national team. This is a reward for my work since the start of the season. I have always strove for a return. I want to give all that is in my power and take advantage of possibilities.”

The footballer’s efficiency was noticed by La Furia Roja manager Luis Enrique. In the match against Wales and England Paco played 107 minutes in total and scored thrice. Alcacer player 277 minutes on the pitch within the last six matches in total, in which he shot on target ten times and the shots turned out to be fatal for goalkeepers. Today Borussia play away with Stuttgart and bookmakers are confident in the Black and Yellows’ victory, having set the odds on their triumph as 1.90. The hosts victory is evaluated as 4.38 and a draw as 3.72. The odds on Alcacer to score at Mercedes-Benz Arena are 2.15 according to the bookmaking company 1xBet.