How Mexican defender Kevin Alvarez made his way to the top

Kevin Alvarez, a defender for Pachuca and the Mexican national team, spoke about his hopes and aspirations for Qatar 2022.

How Mexican defender Kevin Alvarez made his way to the top
The rise of Mexican defender Kevin Alvarez. Photo: Agencies

Kevin Álvarez, the defender for Pachuca and the Mexican National Team, spoke exclusively to Azteca Deportes about his dreams and goals for the World Cup to be played in Qatar 2022 from November to December.

"Every dream begins with a promise", says an excited Álvarez, who at 23 years of age has established himself as one of the most promising players in Mexican soccer and, therefore, is fighting for a place on Gerardo Martino's roster.

Who instilled in him the love for soccer? Kevin Álvarez's path began with a promise and that is how he reached professional soccer, fighting for now for a place in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which he defines as a dream.

Mexican defender Kevin Álvarez

The Aztec youth player emphasizes that he enjoys playing video games with his brothers. In addition, in his room he keeps the Golden Ball he won at the Golden Ball Tournament Gala, corresponding to the Grita México 2022 tournament. He also has the ball from the match in which he made his debut with the tricolor team with the signatures of his teammates and a collectible figure from the Pan American Games in Lima 2019, where he was part of the team that won the bronze medal.

In Kevin's room, there are plenty of posters and photographs of Futbol Club Barcelona, as well as images of his childhood idol, Ronaldinho. The soccer player from Colima explained where his fondness for the Blaugrana team came from: '(I'm a Barcelona fan) because of Ronaldinho'. Despite this, he confessed that he has not had the chance to meet him yet.

"I've been close to him because of an event that took place, but I haven't had the opportunity to talk to him or greet him or anything. But well, someday. If he signs my hand or my leg, that's it, and I'd get it tattooed."