MANAGUA, Nicaragua.- Mexico, current CONCACAF runner-up, had an overwhelming start in their first CONCACAF U17 Women's Championship on Thursday, defeating Nicaragua eight goals to zero at the Estadio Nacional in Managua in a Group A play.
It was not an ordinary night for the Mexican team. There is a player who shone her own light for her good performance and the exquisiteness of her football, forward Alison Gonzalez.
Gonzalez Esquivel, 16 years old player of the Tigres U.A.N.L, gave five assists and scored two goals in her official debut with Mexico's shirt in a Concacaf Under 17 Tournament against Nicaragua.
The fast forward who was unstoppable to the Nicaraguan defense told in an interview to Concacaf.com that aside from being happy for the win, she felt nervous before the match.
"The truth is that at the beginning I was very nervous, it was something new but I think that in the end the results were given as a team and collectively".
Thanks to a personal play by Alison Gonzalez after a corner kick, Mexico opened the scoring at the 11th minute when CD Guadalajara midfielder, Nicole Perez, was cleared by Gonzalez before taking a powerful left-footed shot, impossible to stop by goalkeeper Valeria Roblero.
That was the start of a great performance by Gonzalez Esquivel that later delighted with feints and closing the night with two goals at 45 + 2, the last one of the night at 73.
For the girl who has just turned 16 on January 31st, playing in the CUW17 in Nicaragua is a dream come true.
"For me it’s a dream to represent Mexico, I hope to get to play the final and win the championship and further be able to play in a club abroad and fulfill my dream of playing for FC Barcelona."
Although the fast front confessed to aspire to play in the Catalan Club, her feelings as a fan of her favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.
Mexico, played the last final of the U17 Women's Concacaf in Granada which lost two against one against the United States in 2016. For now, it has already taken its first step, and if Alison González Esquivel continues at the same level shown against Nicaragua, it will fulfill one of her wishes in her short career; play the final of the 2018 edition.