Gorostidi: “Every day we are progressing and we are more united”

At the age of 24, the time has come for Gorostidi to fulfill the dream of every footballer, which is to reach professional football. After nearly a hundred games in the last four seasons in Segunda B with the Real Sociedad affiliate, Ander Gorostidi got the opportunity to play in Segunda and left his home for the first time to wear yellow. With the maturity of a thirty-something and the illusion of a teenager in the eyes he was attending the Diario As this afternoon to talk about the start of the season. A positive start for Alcorcón that has added four out of six possible points, the best balance of the last seven years.

Gorostidi himself spoke of that beginning: “The preseason has been atypical, just a friendly … We are all the same. The team is improving little by little, from less to more. Every week we feel better and assimilating the ideas of the coach. We are progressing”. The potter player valued us these first weeks: “We have arrived prepared for the first game. Against Mirandés there were touches of what this Alcorcón wants to be and what he wants to play”. For the midfielder, Alcorcón is strong “defensively. You can always improve. But I think tactically in the defensive field we have evolved a lot in the last three weeks. I think defensively is where we are strongest ”.

There is a world left, but the beginning has been good: “It is always positive to start scoring and on the right foot. Gives you confidence”. The great must for Mere against Mirandés on the first day was the lack of offensive aggressiveness: “We take small steps forward and progress every day. It is true that offensively is where we can improve the most. There you can also see that physically we are not at an optimal level, but we are improving every day ”.

The next rival, Málaga: “They have a lot of rhythm, young people and technically they are very good. We have to be very intense in defense, lines very close together … In attack, be daring, finish plays … But the most important key is to be 100% focused for 90 minutes”.

Gorostidi started as a starter in the first two league games. He has played 161 minutes with 13 recoveries and with great participation in the team's game: “It is the first time I have left home and it has been an important change in all aspects. From Second B to Second the change is noticeable. There is more rhythm, more quality, more power … I have to work and improve day by day to respond to the demands and take advantage of the minutes that the coach gives me. I am very excited and I am aware that this is a unique opportunity. I really want to”. Gorostidi recognized us that “in the dressing room the young people and those of us who are debuting in the category are helping us a lot. There is a very good family atmosphere in the dressing room. I am a rookie and I have also noticed that special tension in the first matches, but the support from the dressing room for the younger ones helps a lot ”.

Having become independent for the first time, we had to ask to find out where he does best if in the field or at home: “Well I am quite demanding in keeping everything at home in order. Luckily my girlfriend helps me a lot and not being alone is very important. Of course, when I go home this summer I will ask my mother for her salad, that not having Mom's food shows (laughs) “.