Investing in progress


Alex Millet decided to postpone signing to a renowned club to continue working on his aptitudes both as a player and as a person.

At the age of nine, Alex Millet was close to signing with Valencia. However, that same season he did a test at Marcet and ended up participating in the Academies’ World Cup of Football. He liked what he saw that Summer and made the decision to stay in Barcelona. That meant moving away from Valencia and investing in progress.

I wanted to learn more and continue to progress as a player,” the defender recalls. “At Marcet I started out with the u-9s back in 2013. It was a very good season, both personally and collectively. There was an intensity to the training that I wasn’t used to. I learned a lot, especially in terms of individual technique.”

That young boy who came to make a name for himself was then playing as a midfielder and had a strong admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. Over time, Alex pulled his position back to defence and is comfortable playing both centre, left and right back. “I may be lacking in terms of speed, but my passing game is strong and I’m well positioned.”

Alex Millet, con el brazalete de capitán durante un partido del Valencia.
Alex Millet, during a match he played as captain for Valencia.

Alex went his own way after two years of training at Marcet. “We participated in the Primer Toque tournament in Castellón in 2014. Fate wanted us to face Valencia, and that’s when they had a look at me again.” That following season Alex was released as a player.

After completing three seasons with Valencia, Alex has started this year with Alzira, in the Liga Preferente Cadete. His ambition is still hard set on “reaching the elite” as a footballer, but he also wants to go to university. At this point in his personal and sporting career, no one has any doubts concerning the integrity of his choices concerning his future.

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