Omar Alderete (22), there are twice. Since the compromise on the one hand is loose inside the defender Alderete, also incorporates a sliding tackle from full run to the center line or to the header, sometimes the elbow kicks in, the but, – this, too, with all the physical presence, quite fine feet. And there is the Omar next to the place that speaks quietly and almost a little shy acting. Smartly decorated clasp with earrings and tooth. You could also think of it as a KV-pen.

“Ganar o morir”, win or die. The FCB has learned-Paraguayans in his time at Argentine club Huracan. “We are Paraguayans than the unpleasant player, because we always give up everything in the end. We are very ambitious,” he says.

Important support in the FCB-Team

Alderete came in the summer for FCB. “It all went very quickly. I barely had time to inform me about Switzerland.” Basel he have known of the Champions League, he says.

After almost four months, he is an indispensable part of the Team. Of course, he had been homesick, the five-month-old son Benjamin, whose name he has tattooed on his calf, his wife, his mother, all he had missed very much. “But it’s part of this profession that you are playing in other countries, sometimes far away from home.”


The FCB is unlikely to be his last Station. He himself says of the Premier League and the Spanish League. But first, Alderete wants to win the FCB “title”. The title, which he won at the beginning of his career with Cerro Porteño, has for him only a low level of importance of value: “at that Time I was a regular player.”

He felt very comfortable in Basel and he did not think that you have seen the Best Alderete already. Much was still new to him. “I’m still learning and want to improve myself more,” he says. At the time, he has his family to visit. “This gives me strength and motivates me in addition.”

It sounds like a warning to FC Thun on Saturday in Basel as a guest.