Julio 17, 2021 – 07:55 p. m.
Juan Carlos Osorio sent him to the field when the potatoes burned. He entered at minute 76 and at 77 he sent it to save. The first that touched in the party and goal.
Youth forward Javier Mateo Ortiz Morales had a stellar debut for América this Saturday, playing his first professional game against Junior from Barranquilla at Pascual Guerrero.
The 18-year-old striker from Cucuteño scored the tying goal for the reds, who lost 1-0 to the rojiblancos.
He entered for Carlos Sierra and one, attacked the ball after a corner kick to send it to the back of the net.
In the American environment they see Mateo as a great promise. The former sports director of the Reds, the Spanish Álvaro Rius, was one of those who highlighted his conditions.
“Mateo is a forward with a lot of projection, intense in the unchecks, he has a good shot with both legs, he always looks for the back of the defense, he has a lot of overflow capacity and he is very fast,” Rius told the América en la Red program in past months.
In addition, he saw things from one of the most prominent Uruguayan attackers in recent times. “In my opinion he has many similarities in the game to Diego Forlán, he is not the classic nine in the area, but he is a highly mobile nine, he associates well, he has a good attack on the wings and a good header, the idea is that can be projected in the professional team “
This Saturday, with his premiere before the opposing networks, Rius sent him best wishes, since he knows his process in the minor divisions of the American team.
“¡Grandeee Mateo! Congratulations. Award for a hard work of years. May it be the first of many!”, Published the Spanish on his Twitter account.
Mateo Ortiz, who is nicknamed the ‘little tiger’ by his teammates due to a resemblance to Radamel Falcao García, is from the brood of players who have been talented at the club, such as Santiago Moreno, Pablo Ortiz, Luis Sánchez, Kevin Andrade, among others .
The first one he had, he sent her inside. Ortiz already gave Osorio samples of his effectiveness and scoring nose.