The difficult mission of supplying Merino

La Real will face an injured Alavés with an added problem: Mikel
Merino will not play by penalty and Imanol He will have to pull ingenuity to overcome the difficult task of forming an ‘eleven’ without Navarrese knowing that he has no natural substitute for that left inside with the injury of Sangalli. Relapse of

It is a new setback for Sheriff. You will have to consult it with the pillow because the options are many and varied.

The first and most likely is to keep 1-4-3-3 which has led her to play as the angels. The problem is evident, there is no one in the first squad or in the Sanse with characteristics similar to those of Merino, so you will have to invent. Logic invites us to think that Oyarzabal he could delay his position to position himself as interior, something that he ended up doing precisely against Osasuna, to leave the left wing to Januzaj. That would mean waiting on the bench for Isak as the only attack replacement of the first squad, something not highly recommended if the game is not facing.

Without changing the board, the possibility of other secondary pieces also exists. The handicap is that all of them are far from their best version or do not have the experience required for a capital meeting like tomorrow. Zurutuza, second captain, has only played four games this season. His last appearance, distant in time and space, dates from September 29, 2019, when he started in the Pizjuán and it had to be replaced after playing time because he had one less gear than the rest. In the other three games, all of them before that clash, it barely added 30 more minutes. Six before him Spanish, seven against Atlético and 17 against Majorca.

The cabinet bottom begins to accumulate dust. Than Zurutuza I can return as a starter in a game with so much rhythm it seems complicated. The other option and perhaps the most natural, although it is not the ideal position, is to introduce Robert
Lopez in the core to accompany Odegaard. The maño, who has already debuted with the first team and has been one of the sensations of Sanse since he has made 18 goals with seven goals and 11 assists, awaits his turn. His 28 minutes last season are his only experience.

Schema changes

The slate of Zubieta will smoke in the following hours. Imanol and his staff will surely study all the options so that the three points go home. The options multiply if the Real abandons its usual scheme to look for other options, not very explored by the technician. The most used and at very specific moments of the meetings has been to introduce a rhombus, with two vertices and two interiors. The problem remains the same, a piece is missing from the puzzle. Robert
Lopez and Zurutuza they fight for the left interior and Oyarzabal would appear in the middle point.

The last and perhaps the most remote possibility would be to place a double pivot in the medullar next to Zubeldia and another companion like Zubimendi, but Imanol he has never drawn such an outline. Many options, Sheriff will decide.