法比奧-卡瓦略:利物浦的新男孩如何在巴勒姆成為明星

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法比奧-卡瓦略:利物浦的新男孩如何在巴勒姆成為明星

在2013年巴勒姆俱樂部的一次常規訓練中,該俱樂部的創始人兼董事格雷格-克魯特韋爾做了一件不尋常的事情。

"我當時和另一個教練在一起,我們通常不會讓某人在沒有正式聯繫俱樂部的情況下參與進來,"克魯特威爾告訴BBC體育。

"我們給了他一個機會,在30秒內你可以看到他很特別。我看着另一位教練,我們都說,'哇,這孩子'。"

他身上有一種光環

卡瓦略--現年19歲--剛從葡萄牙來到這裡,他曾在本菲卡隊效力。為了幫助他在英格蘭定居,他的父母鼓勵他找到一支球隊。克魯特韋爾和巴勒姆很高興地答應了。

但是,儘管他有明顯的能力,卻沒有壓力讓他進步並返回學院。

克魯特韋爾說:"他身上有一種光環,他有明星的氣質,"。

"他打的第一個球就像一個五號鐵杆打到球道中間。他有很好的技術,超強的平衡能力,而且他的速度非常快。一個天生的10號球員。

在那次訓練結束時,我對他的媽媽說,她幾乎不會說英語,"請帶他來參加另一次訓練,他很了不起。他不斷地來,我們最終簽下了他。

"他是一個可愛的孩子,像他們一樣謙虛。他想做的就是踢足球,隨時隨地。他的父母都是腳踏實地的,他們並不急於求成。

"他沒有想過要在比賽中成為什麼,他只想踢球。我們的球隊當時是Balham Blazers,不知為何他聽說了我們。我們在培養球員和玩傳球和移動足球方面有很好的聲譽。幸運的是,當他出現時,我們正在與他類似的年齡組合作,剩下的就是歷史了"。

卡瓦略在巴勒姆定居,2015年,他開始吸引英格蘭和歐洲最大俱樂部的關注。克魯特韋爾,一個自認為是富勒姆球迷的人,在促進他的下一步行動中發揮了關鍵作用,但即使如此,沒有人對下一步的行動感到非常着急。

克魯特韋爾補充說:"儘管他一直在本菲卡,但他的父母只是希望他能在一個好的俱樂部發展,"。"他們很樂意讓他在巴勒姆呆的時間比他長。最終,不可避免的事情發生了,報價來了。

"他們非常放鬆,相信我們會培養他,他們看到他做得很好。當你在10到14歲之間時,你需要發展,但你也需要有樂趣。

"他在吉爾福德為我們打了一場六人制比賽,關於他的消息不脛而走。他是令人難以置信的。在下雨的時候,我們擠在會所里,我可以聽到人們談論他。他用拉波納斯和各種方式來傳球!"

他改變了我們的面貌

富勒姆很早就盯上了卡瓦略,而切爾西、阿森納、曼聯和利物浦也在追求他。

"卡特韋爾說:"我們與這些俱樂部打交道,因為他的父母感到壓力很大,因為他們都在與我們聯繫。

"他們與他保持着一定的距離,但他周圍有一個馬戲團。現在是他轉會的正確時機,富勒姆似乎是最適合的。

"他們的學院是一流的,至今仍在發展。它是周圍最好的之一,我們覺得法比奧在那裡會有一個很好的機會。當時管理學院的Huw Jennings做得很好,他帶來了Patrick Roberts和Ryan Sessegnon等人。

"例如,他的父母和法比奧並沒有被切爾西迷惑。如果你去科巴姆[俱樂部的訓練場],它就像迪斯尼樂園,但他們看到了更大的畫面。他們也堅持認為巴勒姆是交易的一部分,我們起到了關鍵作用。

"我們打了硬仗,得到了一個對草根足球來說前所未有的交易。我們已經得到了賣出的百分比和所有這些,巴勒姆在這方面做得很好。這是很好的生意。他所做的一切改變了我們的格局。"

他將會有耐心並努力工作

在富勒姆的青年隊時,卡瓦略與未來的利物浦隊友哈維-艾略特一起踢球,同時在17歲以下的水平上擔任英格蘭隊的隊長。

2020年在克拉文山莊簽訂職業合同後,他在斯科特-帕克的帶領下在英超聯賽中短暫出場,然後成為馬爾科-席爾瓦的冠軍隊的主力,在38場比賽中以進攻型中場的身份打進10球,助攻8次。

從今年開始,他為葡萄牙21歲以下的球員效力--現在他有希望獲得第一次高級別的徵召。

克魯特韋爾補充說:"注意力是全世界的,但他把噪音關在一邊,是同一個孩子,"。

"我一直和他的家人保持着聯繫。他們堅持要我們加入他們在球場上慶祝富勒姆對普雷斯頓的升級。這很美妙,是夢想成真。"

克魯特韋爾沒有參與卡瓦略轉會到利物浦的過程,但他支持他在默西塞德郡獲得成功。

"他是那種類型的球員,他很適合[尤爾根]克洛普,"Cuttwell預測說。"他的偉大之處在於他讓事情變得簡單。他的傳球和移動速度,他看到的東西。他可以成為取代菲爾米諾和薩迪奧-馬內的那一代人。

"如果他必須要有耐心,他會的,他將繼續努力工作。我非常有信心他能成功。"

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During a regular training session at Balham FC in 2013, the club's founder and director, Greg Cruttwell, did something out of the ordinary.

"I was with another coach and we wouldn't usually let somebody get involved without contacting the club officially first," Cruttwell tells BBC Sport.

"We gave him a go and within 30 seconds you could see he was pretty special. I looked at the other coach and we both said, 'wow, this kid'."

'He had an aura about him'

Carvalho - now 19 - had just arrived from Portugal, where he had been on the books of Benfica. To help him settle in England, his parents encouraged him to find a team. Cruttwell and Balham were happy to oblige.

But despite his obvious ability, there was no pressure for him to progress and return to an academy.

"There was an aura about him, he had star quality," says Cruttwell.

"The first ball he played was like a five-iron hitting the middle of the fairway. He had great technique, superb balance and he was so quick. A natural number 10.

"At the end of that session, I said to his mum, who hardly spoke any English, 'please bring him to another training session, he's amazing'. He kept coming and we signed him. eventually.

"He was such a likeable kid, as humble as they come. All he wanted to do was play football, anytime, anywhere. His parents had their feet on the ground, they weren't pushy.

"He wasn't thinking about becoming anything in the game, he just wanted to play. Our team was Balham Blazers at the time and somehow he heard about us. We had a reputation for developing players and playing pass and move football. By luck, when he turned up, we were working with a similar age group to him and the rest is history."

Carvalho settled at Balham and, in 2015, he began to attract attention from the biggest clubs in England and Europe. Cruttwell, a self-confessed Fulham fan, played a key role in facilitating his next move, but even then, nobody was in any great rush for the next step.

"Even though he'd been at Benfica, his parents just wanted him to be at a good club, developing," adds Crutwell. "They were quite happy for him to stay at Balham longer than he did. Eventually, the inevitable happened and the offers came in.

"They were super-relaxed and trusted us to develop him, they saw he was doing well. When you are between the ages of 10 and 14, you need to be developing but you need to be having fun, too.

"He played in a six-a-side tournament for us in Guildford and word went round about him. He was unbelievable. We were packed into the clubhouse when it was raining and I could hear people talking about him. He was whipping crosses in with rabonas and all sorts!"

'He has changed the landscape for us'

Fulham caught on to Carvalho early, while Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool courted him as well.

"We dealt with the clubs because his parents felt under pressure from them all getting in touch," says Cuttwell.

"They were at an arm's distance, but there was a circus around him. It was the right time for him to move and Fulham seemed to be the best fit.

"Their academy is a category one, it is still flying today. It is one of the best around and we felt Fabio would have a good chance there. Huw Jennings, who ran the academy at the time, had done amazingly bringing through the likes of Patrick Roberts and Ryan Sessegnon.

"His parents and Fabio weren't dazzled by Chelsea, for example. If you go to Cobham [the club's training ground], it is like Disney Land, but they saw the bigger picture. They also insisted Balham were part of the deal, we played a crucial role.

"We played hardball and got a deal that is unprecedented for grassroots football. We've got sell-on percentages and all that, Balham have done well out of this. It is fantastic business. What he's done has changed the landscape for us."

'He will be patient and work hard'

While in Fulham's youth ranks, Carvalho played alongside future Liverpool teammate Harvey Elliot, while captaining England at under-17 level.

After signing a professional contract at Craven Cottage in 2020, he made fleeting appearances under Scott Parker in the Premier League before becoming a mainstay in Marco Silva's Championship winning side, scoring 10 goals and assisting eight in 38 games from an attacking midfield role.

Since the turn of the year he has played for Portugal's under-21s - and now he is hopeful of a first senior call-up.

"The attention is worldwide, but he's shut the noise away and is the same kid," Cruttwell adds.

"I've kept in touch with him his family. They insisted we joined them on the pitch celebrating Fulham's promotion against Preston. It was wonderful, a dream come true."

Cruttwell was not involved in Carvalho's move to Liverpool, but he backs him to make a success of himself on Merseyside.

"The type of player he is, he suits [Jurgen] Klopp down to the bone," predicts Cuttwell. "The great thing about him is he keeps things simple. He passes and moves at pace, he sees things. He could be in that generation that replaces the likes of [Roberto] Firmino and Sadio Mane.

"If he has to be patient, he will be, he will keep working hard. I'm very confident he will succeed." • None Our coverage of Liverpool is bigger and better than ever before - here's everything you need to know to make sure you never miss a moment • None Everything Liverpool - go straight to all the best content

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