11 against 11 thinking of Osasuna


La Real stepped on the Anoeta Stadium yesterday more than three months later. The last time the doors of the Amara Coliseum were opened was on February 28, when Imanol's squad defeated Valladolid with a goal of Adnan
Januzaj, days before qualifying for the Cup final. The txuri urdin returned yesterday to the scene of the dreams of the realzales this season, with the redebut against Osasuna on June 14 in mind.

Yesterday in Anoeta can be considered a full-fledged first general rehearsal. In the absence of friendlies to gauge the state of the team before the competition, Imanol He organized an 11 against 11 game simulating what they will find in ten days against the Navarrese. The duel had all the seriousness that a preparation match between teammates can have, but the coach endowed the training with the usual characteristics of a bolus of this type.

The footballers, in fact, dressed in the clothing of the matches and there were even substitutes for possible contingencies. With the official clothing, Imanol, as it could be deduced from the video provided by the Royal, he chose the following equipment: Remiro; Gorosabel, Aritz, Pacheco, Aihen, Illarramendi, Sangalli, Merino; Januzaj, Willian José and Oyarzabal. Zubimendi, Navarro, Zubiaurre and Roberto López they waited in the stands for their moment. With the green kit, the away game, they played Moyá; Zaldua, Llorente, Le Normand, Monreal; Zubeldia, Odegaard, Zurutuza; Portu, Isak and Barrenetxea. The alternatives in this team were Nais, Aranbarri, Lobete and Ayesa. For some players like Illarramendi or Zurutuza It was their first match in Anoeta for many months, an ideal touchdown for what lies ahead in this final stretch.

Hygiene and protection

In training, they also highlighted the hygiene and safety measures that should be applied in matches starting next week. In this way, the soccer players had to wash their hands with gel when entering the field or remain in the stands with gloves and a mask when it was not time to play. They will be the usual images of the substitutes when the competition resumes.

Guevara works alone

The morning of Anoeta, in addition, served to confirm that in these first weeks of training the staff of the Real have only suffered the loss of Guevara, who suffered a sprained ankle just over ten days ago. The gasteiztarra could be seen training yesterday in Anoeta, although without shoes and alone. It is a doubt to face Osasuna, a game for which, if there are no setbacks in the next week, Imanol He will arrive with all his staff available to face the 11 final matches in search of the Champions League.