González de Zárate, Imanol's seventh cabin boy

He jumped onto the pitch almost at the same time that the fourth official was showing the added time sign, so he was barely three minutes on the pitch, but surely Urko
Zarate it tasted like glory. The stocky Alava midfielder thus became the seventh footballer of the subsidiary he makes his debut Imanol
Sheriff, with the particularity that the Vitorian has not made his debut at the Sanse. Without going through the second team, he has been planted in the elite.

The last two players who, without playing in the txuri urdin mother team, played an official match with the first team are Antoine
Griezmann and Ander
Barrenetxea. Gonzalez
Zarate would sign to be able to emulate the trajectory after their debut of both. Unlike the Frenchman, who never played in the subsidiary after dazzling in the 2009 preseason, the San Sebastian did return to Sanse after debuting in December 2018 against Alavés at the hands of Asier
Garitano. His time in Second B was short-lived, he has only played eight games with the subsidiary. A case similar to his was that of Mikel
Oyarzabal, who only played 14 games with Real B, although in his case they were prior to his first debut.

Zarate becomes, in this way, the seventh cabin boy of Imanol. The group of footballers who debuted with Orio's coach leads it Aihen
Muñoz, which debuted at the Bernabéu in the first game of the second period of Alguacil on the bench. The Etxauri alternative was followed by those of Robert
Lopez, Alex
Alone, Martin
Zubimendi, Jon
Pacheco, Näis
DjouahraThe latter two in the post-confinement phase of last season, in which many players had to be pulled. And now the one of Gonzalez
Zarate. Zubimendi and Robert They are already first-team players for all intents and purposes, although they still have a subsidiary's number.

ZarateA 19-year-old from Gasteiz, he is one of the last players that Real has signed from the Alavés quarry, which has now reinforced its grassroots football much more. He was recruited from Zubieta in 2016, when he was 15 years old as a cadet, and Real has now bet heavily on him by signing a contract until 2024. His experience beyond youth, to date, was limited to a handful of matches in Third
Division. Since Sunday you can already boast that, at least once, you played against Real Madrid.