Multipurpose power



Rayo Vallecano’s Álvaro Aguirre has every forward position under control.

“The truth is I’m happy to be where I am, for now; I’m spending time on the pitch and I can’t complain at all.” When he was a Rayo Vallecano‘s U-19 player, Álvaro Aguirre described himself as a versatile player, capable of occupying all forward positions. “My greatest virtue is power, my biggest flaw, the defense”, he said. Today Álvaro has already made his debut in LaLiga and is one of the most promising Rayo’s players.

Q.- How did you fall in love with football?

R.- It came out of nowhere really. I started kicking a ball around with my father and sooner or later it ended up snowballing into my dream.

Q.- Why did you sign up for Marcet’s courses?

R.- I was 14 years old and was already playing for Alcobendas Levitt, but it never hurts to learn about what one likes. I did two intensive summer courses, about fifteen days each. I also went to two tournaments that took place in Castellón and Oporto. I have a load of anecdotes, all good memories and laughs with my former colleagues on those trips.

“Thanks to marcet I learned a lot of what makes me the type of player I am todaY”

Q.- How do you feel about Marcet’s training method?

R.- Practice was different to what I was used to. We focused a lot on technical and tactical aspects of training. I learned a lot of what makes me the type of player I am today.

Q.- How did you know that Rayo was interested in signing you?

R.- The sports director told my family and then they took it upon themselves to tell me. Obviously, it was a special day, taking that step towards a career in football was the best thing that could happen to me.

Q.- What else have you found gratifying about football?

R.- Other than getting signed, I remember winning the regional league back when I was eleven or twelve. I have to say that I feel privileged to have played against big international teams. And for all the friends that I’ve made thanks to football, which have hardly been few.

Q.- Objectives?

R.- Keep learning, short and long term progress. And obviously dedicate myself to professional football without forgetting about my academic studies.

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