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Alex Valera: a valuable goal to regain confidence and take advantage of the problems of the ‘9’ in Peru

Lima, January 16, 2022Updated on 01/16/2022 06:09 pm

alex valera you have the right to smile. The forward from Universitario began his goalscoring path with the peruvian national team this Sunday, by scoring the 1-0 of the bicolor over Panama in the friendly match that ended in a draw at the National Stadium. A very valuable goal to begin to regain confidence with the ‘Blanquirroja’ and fight for more minutes in the next challenges.

Before the close of the first half of the match, Valera scored his first goal with the national team shirt after perfectly taking advantage of a rebound left by the rival goalkeeper after Horacio Calcaterra’s initial shot. The joy was not hidden in his face and it is not for less.

alex valera He had already had his great opportunity in the 2021 Copa América, playing two games in the group stage.

The ‘U’ attacker did not play a game with the national team again until this Sunday. He was called up for the October duels against Bolivia and Argentina in the Qualifiers and then he was considered again for the November double date against Bolivia and Venezuela. However, in none of these matches did he have minutes.

Regarding the return of the Qualifiers in the final days of January, Ricardo Gareca decided to work with a considerable group of Peruvians in Videna and alex valera was one of the cards chosen by the ‘Tiger’ for this preparation.

This was the new opportunity for the 25-year-old centre-forward to showcase his talent and he did not disappoint in his first game as a starter. .

– An opportunity not to be missed –

The national team also tried to count on Raúl Ruidíaz, but he did not accept the invitation to work in Videna.

In that sense, the young striker from Universitario is the main attack weapon of the ‘Blanquirroja’ and will seek to do everything possible to earn a safe place in the next calls. It is not easy for him, but he does have a favorable outlook.

Alex Valera played his first game as a starter for the Peruvian national team |  Photo: @SeleccionPeru

The forward of the selection is not in its best moment. From this adverse context, Valera must take advantage.

The score against Panama is only the beginning of a new story for the forward from Universitario. In fact, Alex Valera wants to continue on this goalscoring path and contribute as much as possible to the ‘Blanquirroja’. It will depend on him. That yes, the cry of goal this afternoon gives him the confidence that he needed so much. Now he goes for more.


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