Just three days after arriving in England, Carlos Alcaraz made his Southampton debut. The former player of racing made his debut in the Premier League without even having time to adjust to the time zone and took to the field to help his side win 2-1 against Everton in a key party in the struggle for permanence that is carrying out the Saints.
The 20-year-old midfielder joins the list of Argentine footballers who have played and currently play in the best league in the world, generating great expectations when thinking about the future and especially the Argentina national team.
The steering wheel which was among the most expensive sales in Academy history – they paid $13.65 million plus a 15% capital gain in a future sale – has come to a team where he can take continuity and his first step is went well.
Alcaraz started the match against Everton on the substitutes’ bench for the visit, but took to the pitch after 60 minutes to make his official debut, taking over from Romeo Lavia.
At the time of admission of Charliethe match was tied 1-1 and everything looked like Santos and Azules would share the points, but in the 78th minute, James Ward-Prowse nailed a great goal from a trademark free-kick to make it 2-1 unleash the frenzy of the visiting gallery.
Even if the result was positive and leaves the statistics bringing another joy to his debut, Alcaraz’s game was discreet where he tried to show his football, but the progress of the game, plus the few minutes of play, didn’t allow it.
However, these three away points are more than important for the Saints as they matched the line of Everton and West Ham with 15 points, as well as cutting the distance to those out of the danger zone today.
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