MADRID, 24 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The coach of Real Sociedad, Imanol Alguacil, assured that they want to add the tenth consecutive game winning, against FC Barcelona at the Spotify Camp Nou and in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, and continue like this with the good dynamics despite the last minute loss of David Silva.
“Not coming from nine victories there are more options. There are nine consecutive games won and we want the tenth, we will see if we are capable,” said the coach at a press conference.
And it is that Real Sociedad faces this duel with nine consecutive games winning between the League and the Cup. “People are speaking highly of Real Sociedad and it is true that we have 9 victories and that it is for a reason, but I have always said that we have a lot of to improve and a lot of room for improvement. We are getting results but we have to improve, and a lot”, he qualified.
“Tomorrow, if we show our good version, because to win against such a rival we have to have a great day, why not win? It’s been years without winning but also being close. Tomorrow David and Merino are not here but there are no excuses,” he said. the ‘txuri-urdin’ coach.
Without fear of the rival or the stage, he recalled that it is a Barça-Real Sociedad game and that whoever wins will be in the semifinals. “I face it with the same enthusiasm even though we have been losing there for I don’t know how many years. You have to play,” he said, referring to the bad run from San Sebastian in Barcelona.
Of course, to be able to repeat the feat of the Santiago Bernabéu in the last edition, he believes that they need a great game. “Last year we won at the Bernabéu. Tomorrow, beyond the stadium and the rival, the important thing is what we do. But we need a great day,” he asserted.
As for David Silva’s loss, he regretted not having the canary. “Let’s see, wait for the MRI. It seems to be the soleus that was damaged, we’ll see if it’s the old scar or a new injury. It doesn’t seem like a big deal. But tomorrow it won’t be there, and David is differential and was in a great moment”, recognized.
About his serious gesture in the appearance, and about not throwing rockets, he was relaxed. “If you want, I’ll put the scarf back on but it’s not the time. Tomorrow, zero excuses. I’ll be able to be there more or less… But for tomorrow the one we win is in my head. I’ve always shown myself like this, sometimes with more smiles , but in my head it happens that tomorrow we are going to win”, he was sincere.
Lastly, he regretted that FC Barcelona does not allow fans from San Sebastian outside the visiting area of the stadium. “It’s very sad, it’s a shame. But hey, I’m not going to go where they don’t call me. But it’s very sad that a fan can’t represent their team away from home wearing their shirt. It’s a shame,” he claimed.