Álex Calvo (Córdoba, 02/20/2004) He is to blame for the fact that Malaguismo woke up this Sunday with a little more enthusiasm for achieving permanence. At 19 years old, andhe Málaga CF Juvenil A footballer had his dream debut with the first team: Pellicer gave him a start 83 minutes into the game and only four minutes later he signed a marvelous personal move to make it 2-2 and redeem a point for the blue and whites in the UD Las Palmas field, which until this day was the leader of LaLigaSmartBank.
The young footballer from Córdoba, trained in the Martiricos youth academy, He showed all his nerve in his first minutes in professional football. He received a long ball, controlled it perfectly close to the left side, faced and slipped between two rivals inside the area and with a quick shot he scored under the legs of Álvaro Valles, starting goal for UD Las Palmas.
Calvo had the debut with the first team that many would have dreamed of, because his goal also served to add a draw that gives morale to the team and to the entire environment in order to continue fighting for permanence. “Happy for the debut and for having been able to help the team. We continue to decline, but the point suits us quite well. The coach has been reminding me all week to be brave and do what I do in the youth team and in the subsidiary. They are the first and it is not the same to leave with zero points than with one. Let the people know that we are going to get out of the area below, we are going to really get out. The word surrender is not in our dictionary.” he said still on the pitch after the match at the Estadio de Gran Canaria.
Álex Calvo has become a regular in first team training since the arrival of Sergio Pellicer, a coach who knows the club perfectly and is capable of betting on youth players. He had already entered some summons, and in Gran Canaria he was able to have his first great night.
The Cordovan is a skillful winger, cheeky and, as he demonstrated in Las Palmas, with a great capacity for overflow and talent to score goals. throughout this season He had played with the subsidiary and with Juvenil A, team that corresponds by age. In fact, he was the author of the penalty goal with which the blue and white youth got off Barça from the Copa del Rey at home.
Malaguismo has already been able to discover a new talent from La Academia. Samu Castillejo, Sergi Darder or Pablo Fornalsamong others, are some of the footballers who grew up in The academy and now they play in top-level teams, after being forced to leave Málaga, in most cases, due to aspirations and the financial situation of the club.
His coaches, fellow veterans and other experienced club workers are the ones who must now take care of this young pearl who can be very useful for Málaga in the near future, whether in the Second Division or the RFEF First Division. There are recent cases like that of Kevin Medina, where after a shocking irruption his potential at the club ended up fading due to various factors. That is what should be avoided at all costs. Patience.