Monday, December 6, 2010

Borja Baston

Talking about Borja Gonzalez, nicknamed Bastón, striker from Atlético de Madrid, is talking about goals. And a fair ammount of them.  Born 25 August 1992 in Madrid, he has played for Atletico since age 8 all the way until he made his first-team debut in May of 2010. Being compared several times to el "niño" Fernando Torres,   this elegant striker finished third in the U-17 world cup along with his spanish team, having scored 5 goals. Unfortunately at age 18 he seems to be suffering from a momentary bad luck moment: Twenty minutes after his debute, he was stretchered off with a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury on his left knee, in an eventual 0–3 home loss.                                                                                            
Will luck and hard work help us to hear more about this football promise?         

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Alphonse Areola - France's future nº1 ?

Alphonse Areola
Height:190 cm.
Playing position:Goal keeper

A member of the U-14 PSG’s Team during the 2007/2008, Alfonso enjoyed a stunning season with one draw and 23 wins in the championship, a title winner of the National Cup for U-14 years, and a quarter-finalist in the Manchester United Premier Cup, the unofficial world club competition forU-15 years.

Such performances did not fail to attract the attention of Guy Ferrier, current coach of the France team of U- 16, who did not hesitate to propel Alphonse to take hold of the nº1 jersey, including during the last Euro U-17, which opened him the doors to fulfil one of his dreams: to take place on PSG’s squad, as 3’rd goal keeper.
With an impressive size for his age, a very safe air game, an exceptional e focused mind, very rare at his age and feline reflexes, Alphonse Areola is indeed one of the greatest hopes of PSG and Les Bleus.
We will hear more from him, probably next summer during the Toulon tournament 2011. I see a great future for this wonderkid if he keeps up this pace.