Martín Zubimendi (Donostia, 2-2-1999) has arrived in the First Division to stay. Donostiarra midfielder it can be the only positive thing in Real Sociedad in this return to competition in which he has barely managed to get a point out of the twelve he has had at stake. He played in the second half against Real Madrid curdling a good performance, not being impressed by the plague of stars in front of him. AND He was a starter for the first time in First against Celta, before which he was one of the highlights of Real Sociedad, which again crashed in a noisy way. The Donostiarra was saved from burning.
What has most impressed Zubimendi in these quality minutes he has had in the first team of Real Sociedad is his personality. Faced with the losses of Ander Guevara, Luca Sangalli and captain Asier Illarramendi, Imanol Alguacil gave him the brave alternative against Celta to give Igor Zubeldia rest, the only one left in conditions in the realistic squad to play ahead of the defending. AND The man from San Sebastian responded more than once to the confidence of a coach who knows him very well, because with him he took his first steps in the branch realistic, where he is already a reference of the team trained by Xabi Alonso, who has made him one of his most used players in this last season.
But Zubimendi he might not return to the subsidiary, because when given the opportunity, he has knocked down the door of the first team with unusual strength. “This could be seen coming,” said an authorized voice from Zubieta who has worked with the San Sebastian player in the quarry, after his good game against Celta, said off the microphone. It looked, and it was against Celta. He is another player from the quarry who opposes the pivot position of the first team, like Ion Guridi, who has also had a great campaign at Mirandés on loan from Real. There will be overboking in that position next season, and decisions will have to be made.
The man from San Sebastián lives in the Gros neighborhood and arrived at the Royal Society quarry in 2011, when he was at the infaltil txiki. Since then He has developed all his training in Zubieta, and with his height of 1.80 and the ability to quickly distribute the game, he has been burning stages growth until reaching the first team. In the subsidiary he is a player capable of coming down to receive in defense as well as having reached the goal, something that he demonstrated against Celta, behaving with an unusual personality in a boy who plays a starter in the First for the first time. He was very safe on the pass, losing few balls, he distributed successfully, he had energy in defense and he even had an option to shoot from the front. It is true that they are just a few first steps in Primera and that all those good feelings must confirm them, but in the midst of the depression that surrounds the Real these days, good is this candy that you put in your mouth.