His final until Thursday for the "Seleccion" Paco Alcacer denied on 27 March 2016 in a 0-0 draw against Romania. On Thursday, he celebrated a highly anticipated and impressive comeback in the national team of Spain. The new Borussia scored twice before the break in Wales. There he is again, the scorer Alcácer. Back from the side tracks.
As rocket-like as his career at FC Valencia initially, where he was captain and star of the team at the age of 22, the crash came so fast. At FC Barcelona the center forward can never prevail. "It was very difficult with Messi, Suarez and Co.," he said now with regard to his apprenticeship with the Catalans. After two years as a reservist, he decided to try something else. "I made this decision myself, I wanted to play more minutes."
He had resisted for a long time to go abroad. When Borussia Dortmund, where Alcácer had already been in the foreground in Valencia, when his interest was more and more documented, he came into contemplation. Among other former Borussia Marc Bartra advised him to switch to Dortmund. "I am very happy with it," says Alcácer.
BVB wants to draw an option
The purchase option, which BVB has already embedded in the loan agreement with FC Barcelona (we have reported), will certainly attract Dortmund. Alcacer costs around 23 million euros. It will not be long before Paco Alcacer officially becomes a BVB player after the agreed one-year loan period. More specifically, until 2023, with a salary of just over five million euros per year. In the package: a bargain.
While the Bundesliga and Borussia are surprised about his sensational start in Germany, the Spaniard has a simple reason: "A self-confident player is better than a player without trust, right?" He also showed that Wednesday in his national team -Comeback against Wales, where he scored in the 4-1 victory after six minutes to 1-0 for Spain and in the 29th minute still the 3: 0 marked.
In the selection of Spain, where he scored eight times in 14 games, including Thursday's game, Alcacer faces tough competition. Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid (24 games, 10 goals) or Alvaro Morata (Chelsea, 24 games, 13 goals) is leading international top stars. And Alcácer.