Paco Alcacer wins Ernesto Valverde’s trust after double against Sevilla

Paco Alcacer, Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona

It’s a great achievement for someone like Paco Alcacer to get the game time he wants and make an immediate effect. Alcacer given the chance against Sevilla and capitalize on the opportunity scoring a double. It earns him coach Ernesto Valverde’s trust and he could no longer be a bench warmer as he is considered as a natural goal scorer.


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Ernesto Valverde said in his post match interview, “He got two important goals and we hope that they give him the confidence that strikers need. We are happy with him and for the team. He has not played a lot and he has shown that he is a goal scorer and we are happy”, as reports.

He adds, “I have a strong side here and anyone can come in and score. It is to the credit of the player that he can come in with the pressure on and perform. He was having a very good game but also look tired. The wide position he was playing in was very demanding. He is a player who doesn’t play too much and was making a great effort.”

Alcacer was last given the opportunity on match day 1 against Real Sociedad, since then Valverde tries different option in forward department as Gerard Deulofeu, Ousmane Dembele, Andre Gomes,etc. Lionel Messi being the only player on fire and Luis Suarez struggling to find the net regularly, Barcelona needs someone who can be trusted going forward.

The league leaders are currently eight points clear on top and to maintain that difference at top they need players who can fire regularly as Lionel Messi continues to drop deep inside the midfield. Alcacer could get that regular opportunity as Suarez continues to struggle In front of goals.

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