The notable participation of Edson Álvarez in Ajax’s win against Willem

Edson Álvarez had assistance in the goal of Ajax’s win against Willem (Photo: Twitter / EdsonAlvarez19)

Edson alvarez continues adding minutes and performances with the Ajax from Holland. On this occasion, the Americanist youth squad had a peculiar performance, as his team won 5-0 against Willem and he had a goal assist with which he contributed to the bulky result. So his squad came to 36 points after 15 games played and leads the Eredivisie.

In the same way, he played the ninety minutes of the match, required 94% of the passes made (102), completed nine long passes of the eleven he attempted and achieved 100% of ground duels in front of their rivals. Little by little he has gained confidence and thanks to this his level has grown, this is how Álvarez himself hinted at it.

The MachinAs he was nicknamed in Mexico, he was recently named one of the most expensive footballers in the Dutch league. Álvarez ranked 11th among the most valuable players of the Dutch tournament. In that way, he became the most expensive defensive midfielder in the championship.

The League of Netherlands is known for taking South American players cheaply and subsequently forging them into European football to sell to renowned clubs in Spain, England, Italy and France. According Transfermarkt, if any set wanted to make the services of the pivot, it would have to pay EUR 17 million.

He is also in the number four position of the most valuable players of the The Mexican Futbol selection. He is the eighth most expensive footballer in the Ajax and occupies the 43rd rung of pivots worldwide. The season 2021-2022 It has meant the maturation of the Mexican, because in the previous tournament he was required as a substitute and did not start as a starter in most of the duels.

Edson has become a fundamental piece of Erik ten hag, Ajax strategist. As a containment in the midfield, he has started as a starter in the last ten games he has faced in the Dutch league and the Champions League. What it means to be immovable in your position. Not everything was like this from the beginning: “I was the first Mexican to play for Ajax. You meet Brazilians and Argentines in Europe. They have less to prove. Because of my nationality, I felt that I had to make an additional effort, “he commented in an interview for his team’s channel.

Edson Álvarez Photo: Twitter @AFCAjax
Edson Álvarez recently renewed his contract until 2025 (Photo: Twitter / @ AFCAjax)

The next game for the Dutch will be against Sporting Lisbon from Portugal. In Group C of the Champions League, Ajax leads with 15 points, Sporting with 9; Borussia Dortmund with 6 and Besiktas with 0. The match will be decisive for the Lusitanians, because in case of losing they would be out of all probability of reaching the round of 16. While Borussia needs to win and wait for an Ajax victory to move on to the next phase.

Edson alvarez He went from using public transport to get to the training sessions of the Águilas del América to being an important footballer for the scheme of Gerardo Martino with the Mexican team and Erik ten Hag with the Ajax. On 2016 debuted with the Azulcremas and just two years later it was champion of the Apertura 2018 against Cruz Azul.

After the performance in that tournament and in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, it was worth not returning to play in Mexican territory. Well, in 2019 he was signed by the Godenzonen. There, they can already boast of three titles, because in 2020 they won the Netherlands Super Cup in 2019, the Netherlands Cup in 2021 and the Eredivisie in 2021.


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