“How hot Nico”
Real Madrid’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti, expressed his surprise when he noticed Nico warming up the bench during the match against Braga. Nico had been called up for the last two games but had not been given the opportunity to play. This was frustrating for him, especially considering that he couldn’t help Castilla and the youth team A due to his national team commitments. However, his patience paid off as he made a dream debut for the first team.
A Dream Come True
After the match, Nico couldn’t believe that his dream of debuting for the first team had come true. He expressed his excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to play in the best stadium in the world.
A Journey to Real Madrid
Nico joined Real Madrid’s academy at the age of 12. His father, Pablo Paz, who managed his career, had to be convinced to move to Madrid. Initially, Nico had the option to join Atlético, but the project offered by Real Madrid changed their minds. The whole family moved to the capital to support Nico’s football career.
A Rising Star
Nico’s talent and playing style caught the attention of the coaches at Real Madrid’s academy. Some even compared him to Kaká due to his skill and control of the ball. Throughout his years at La Fábrica, Nico was trained by different coaches, but it was Alvaro Arbeloa and Raúl who played a significant role in shaping him as a footballer.
A Coach’s Trust
Raúl, in particular, recognized Nico’s potential and promoted him to Castilla ahead of time. Nico proved himself with impressive performances and caught the attention of Carlo Ancelotti. This season, Ancelotti has shown his trust in Nico by giving him the number 10 shirt and regular playing time. Nico has responded with six goals and one assist in seven games.
Spain’s Loss, Argentina’s Gain
Despite never receiving a call-up from the Spanish national team, Nico’s decision to play for Argentina was not a difficult one. He was thrilled to represent the country of his father and feels valued by the Argentine Football Association. His focus now is to continue growing and contributing to Real Madrid’s success.
A Bright Future
Real Madrid has secured Nico’s future by offering him a five-year contract. Ancelotti and his coaching staff have full confidence in Nico’s abilities and have witnessed his talent in training and in games. Nico’s debut was just the beginning, and everyone hopes to see him shine in more matches to come.