In his official debut in the Premier League, during the match that Manchester City won 2-0 against West Ham, Julián Álvarez, participated in a play that went viral. In this sense, the ex-River entered in the 32nd minute of the complement, replacing Erling Haaland, who was also making his debut in the prestigious league. Although it did not have enough time to generate too much danger, the Spider managed to be on everyone’s lips. The number 19 launched a powerful shot that hit the face of French defender Kurt Zouma, who fell to the ground by the force of the ball and lay down for several seconds.
Unlike his performance in the Community Shield final against Liverpool, when he scored a goal, Alvarez didn’t convert any goals, but he managed to get City fans to burst out and sing to him: “That’s how your cat felt.” In this way, they remembered the repudiable episode that the Frenchman starred in February, when a video of him kicking, beating and throwing objects at his cat transcended. In addition, a mural dedicated to the ex-River appeared, surrounded by cats and a “Thank you”. For that episode, the British Justice sentenced Zouma to pay 9 thousand pounds and to perform 140 hours of community service.