By Peter Coates
“I play ball, I don’t feel pressure” – words easier said than demonstrated under the lights. Yet when you see Alan Velasco play, there is a clear sense of freedom that backs up the teenager’s statement. Heralded as the next big thing at one of Argentina’s most famous clubs, by any other measure there is a considerable weight.
Independiente were able to begin construction on a new stadium from the sale of Sergio Agüero in 2006 and many would label Velasco with the same ‘generational talent’ tag.