ESPN Argentina this week visited Alexis Mac Allister’s home to speak to the Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder.
Besides talking mostly about the national team, there was of course a lot of chat about his former club Boca Juniors and the chances of him returning to the Buenos Aires side in the future.
Mac Allister didn’t want to feed the rumours much, but still made it clear that there’s no hard feelings with the Xeneize, despite recent strong comments from his father.
“Of course I’d like to go back to Boca. I don’t like to talk a lot about the future, because one doesn’t know the things that can happen in all this time, but without a doubt I’d like that,” Mac Allister told ESPN.
Mac Allister also spoke about his time at Brighton. He joined the Seagulls in January 2020, and by the time he made his debut, the pandemic was already happening. That’s why he wasn’t able to play in front of fans yet.
“I don’t know what it’s like to play with people. Now on Tuesday we play against Manchester City. I think there will be eight or ten thousand people. Well, it would be my first game with the local fans. I debuted against Everton with a local attendance. And it’s an experience that I’ve been waiting for a long time, that I have a lot of desire to live and I hope it can happen.”
Speaking of the Premier League, with the reporter mentioning it’s normal to beat big clubs and lose to the little, Mac Allister talked about how tough the competition is.
“Yes, that’s true, as I said. We were lucky to beat, for example, Liverpool and Tottenham. And then playing with teams that are a little smaller, but that play another style of football, and it gets complicated. It gets complicated because that is how English football is and for something it is the best league in the world and the most competitive. But well, it’s a beautiful experience that I’m enjoying very much.”