Date Of Birth: 01/05/1997
Place Of Birth: Paysandù (Uruguay)
Best Foot: Right
1° Position: Central Defender
Falcon has started his career in Nacional. “These two days were of many greetings from the people and many notes. I wasn't expecting it and I'm not used to it. Sunday was a dream night, my debut in Primera A and with a goal against Nacional, my former team. It's not that I enjoy it, but I wanted to show that I trained a lot and that I was ready to play in First Division. But many times for things in life and football, which does not wait for you, it did not happen, "he explained.
Although Munúa had raised him to do a preseason, the two illnesses he had in a row and a few words he said to Ligüera, the coach of the Third, influenced him not to renew his contract. “Within a week of being in the preseason I had chickenpox. And when you grow up, it is very brave. I do not wish it to anyone. I couldn't even sleep and had a high fever. I had to stop training and went back to Paysandú. A month later I returned and I caught mumps, in that epidemic that occurred in Nacional. It swelled up for 15 days on one side and 15 on the other. I could not eat. I was out for another month and all that mentally killed me. I started to gain weight and lower my level, ”he said in his apartment in Propios and Monte Caseros, from where he jogs through the Antel Arena imposing double time.
“I also had a run-in with Ligüera, one morning when I got up half crossed and I answered things that I shouldn't have said. He decided not to count on me anymore and it was his right. Then I apologized in private and today I regret it. I took it as an apprenticeship. The technician is the person in charge and you don't have to question him. It was a whim of immaturity. Today I no longer have them ”, said with conviction who, before moving to the capital, had defended the Hurricane Sanducero, where he made his debut in the First Division when he was only 14 years old.
“I missed a lot, especially the club where he played. He spent a lot of time there and little at home. He was on the street a lot. At the age of 12 I had to leave high school to go to work, because things were complicated. I was a mason, with a partner my mother had then. He carried buckets of sand, taught me to mix and reached for the bricks. She earned 200 pesos a day. I would end up tired, but then I would walk like 50 blocks to go to training. I think that when you're a teenager you don't realize everything you do. And the workouts were not very demanding. If you are physically privileged, it costs you a little less. At the age of 12 I was already big as I am now ”.
Leaving Nacional was difficult for Falcón, especially since he went through several teams before reaching Rentistas. “First I trained for three weeks in Danubio, then I went to Rampla, but they wanted me to play in Tercera and my representative said they had told him it was for the main squad. And we left. Then he took me to train at Cerro, where I spent about a month until the Rentistas thing came out. The "Boca" (Arias, his representative) behaved very well with me. In the worst moment of my career he was always with me. He never let me down and I thank him every day. He took me to play B, but sometimes when things don't go well you have to go down a step. I understood that for an A coach it was difficult to trust a little boy who had never played in First Division ”.
Falcón, with a past steering wheel, loves to go on the attack as he demonstrated in the play that ended with the first goal against Nacional. But his forays make coach Cappuccio very nervous. “One of the first ones he sent me was against South America in B and Cappuccio would yell at me about everything. I hit him against the stick, but the goalkeeper stopped me. And against Villa Española in the final I had a similar one. Cappuccio put me the hiker, but I'm very confident in my speed and kickbacks are all about that. The other day, after I scored the goal, I ran past him and gave him a wink as if to say "you saw I have to go up." I always screw him with that, but when it comes to serious work, I do it and try to do what he asks of me. The other day he planned a strategy that worked out very well.
He is now playing regularly with Rentistas with high perfomances and being the less defeated defence of the tournament. He has also gained again attention from the national team.
Falcon is a central defender with high work rate, higly aggressive and very skillfull in anticipation. Despite his height has an impressive rate of aerial duels wins thanks to his jumping power and maximal strenght that allow him also to win a high numbers of ground challenges. Very good also in ground duels thanks to his acceleration and strenght. He is also very confident with the ball bringing it out of the defence overcoming the opponents pressure.
-0.18 key pass per game (74% accurate)
-1.58 shoot per game
-14 challenges - 4 aerial (79%) - 10 ground (77% won)
-2.1 dribbling per game (61% successful)
-2.1 tackles per game (87% successful)
-31 passes per game (80% accurate)
-0.18 goals per game
VS DIEGO CARLOS (Sevilla)
-0.22 key pass per game (73% accurate)
-0.49 shoot per game
-10 challenges - 4 aerial (65%) - 6 ground (66% won)
-0.2 dribbling per game (91% successful)
-2 tackles per game (73% successful)
-55 passes per game (88% accurate)
-0.04 goals per game
VS NATHAN AKE (Manchester City)
-0.33 key pass per game (41% accurate)
-0.67 shoot per game
-10 challenges - 5 aerial (71%) - 5 ground (71% won)
-0.3 dribbling per game (100% successful)
-2.3 tackles per game (80% successful)
-55 passes per game (86% accurate)
-0.0 goals per game