Mac Allister: Cucurella had an amazing season

Alexis and Marc have built up a strong bond over the season.

By Charlie Hanson • 30 May 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Alexis Mac Allister and Marc Cucurella have built up a good friendship this campaign.

Alexis Mac Allister has enjoyed helping Marc Cucurella settle in at Albion during a successful season for both players. 

The former Getafe defender has already built up a reputation as a joker in the Albion dressing room, which Alexis has enjoyed as he helped his fellow Spanish speaker settle in following his move last August. 

“We balance each other out. Marc is like Florin Andone in that they talk all the time! But they’re really good guys," Mac Allister explained.

By Paul Hazlewood
Alexis has enjoyed having Spanish speakers in the dressing room, such as Marc Cucurella and Robert Sanchez.

“I tried to help Marc when he first arrived because I knew that it’s hard to come from another country and another league. But he has done fantastically well, he’s had amazing support from his family as well.

“It’s been really nice having the Spanish speaking players here. We have Moises [Caicedo], Rob [Sanchez], Cucu and Steven [Alzate]. We have a great time together every single day and that’s fantastic for me.

“It’s been really helpful for me settling in. Those boys have all had a really good season as well.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Moises Caicedo finished the season in some fashion, as Albion won five of the eight Premier League games he played in, losing only one.

Caicedo’s start to Premier League life since his top-tier debut at Arsenal has impressed Albion’s Argentina international.

“Moises has had his first run in the team and he has been amazing. It can be tough when you make your first appearance for a new club, especially in the Premier League, but he looks like he has played for us for a long time.

“I am very happy for him and, as I told him, he needs to keep working and he will be a really important player for this club.”