Real societyTOThe realistic center relies on defeating Valencia to continue with positive inertia
TOritz Elustondo is aware that he is closer than ever to fulfill his dream of fighting for a title with Real Sociedad, but also that the difficulty of the Anduva party moves away from the final in Seville. The central Beasain is the reinforcement with which the Txuriurdin face this decisive stretch of the season, after reappearing after two months injured.
Q. How has it been to not play the weekend, while all the other teams do it?
A. The truth is that it is strange not to have a game for a weekend, even after the calendar so tight we have had, but for that reason it has been good to have a break, after a hard month, with every week playing Wednesday and Sunday. The suspension? We cannot do anything, it was a decision made by others. If he had left, then play it. If there was not, then to rest.
Q. To you, who had just started playing again, after not doing it for a couple of months for injury, how did it feel to stop? Did you feel like a game to keep picking up the pace of competition?
A. Well, after being unemployed for two months, I have to admit that it had been hard for me to catch the pace of training, because they couldn't have been very strong either, when playing two games every week, and I'm going to think that it has been good for me to play two Matches followed and now have a rest.
Q. He started the injured season, shortly after reappearing he broke again, after playing two other games he had to be down again two months ... A very difficult course, right?
A. I am having a year to forget individually, as you say, for the injury I had in the preseason, which I then relapsed, then the blow to my head and ankle injury happened at the same time, which had me Two months stopped ... Now I am very happy to have returned, that the team is fighting for beautiful things, and we will see if both me and the group end up happy. Injury me for playing the limit? I think that if you are not one hundred percent, I think it is very difficult to compete well.
P. During that time of low, with Diego Llorente also with many physical problems, Robin Le Normand has been confirmed as a clear competitor for the position. How have you seen him?
A. Last year, when he debuted, he already showed that he has more than enough level to be in the first team, for something he was raised this summer. And it is demonstrating great regularity, demonstrating that it is worth and being a competition that will make us all better. Igor also had to play central ah and he has done very well, because he is a great player, that goes for everything and can stand out as a pivot and center.
Q. In what there are few buts is in the team season, which is fighting for Europe in the League and in the Cup semifinals ...
A. I am enjoying the football we are doing, the good game, sometimes suffering in some games, but it is a joy that at this point we are fighting to reach the final and in the League we are in a good position. This month will be key to know what we are going to fight for the remainder of the season and we are aware to go for everyone in the semifinal, to reach the final, and to try to win in the League the two games we have in a row Now at home to position ourselves very well in the end.
Q. It seems that things are going as expected in summer ...
R. Anyone did not give a hard for us, but we already said that it could be a beautiful year, that there was equipment for it, and it is being with an attractive game, so I think you have to be very proud of what we are doing.
Q. Also sometimes, in these interviews, they have said that their dream was to win a title with the Real and, as of today, it seems closer than ever, doesn't it?
R. We are aware that it is close, that we have in our hands that dream of reaching a Cup final and fighting for a title, but also that we have not done anything yet and that in Anduva we have to suffer, but we will go with everything to give a joy to the fans and, in general, to the whole club.
Q. After 2-1 of the first leg, in a bad game of the team, Imanol talked about the same pressure they could. How did you see it from within?
R. I think we are human, that we left very motivated and eager, but we faced a rival who was right in how to press us and that we were uncomfortable the whole game but, despite this we won the game and we go with that small advantage.
P. Before the Cup, two days of the League arrive, against Valencia and Valladolid, both at the Reale Arena.
A. I have already said that we are facing a key month and it is a joy to play at home, just as the fans are with us, so we are aware of two games with very important points to qualify for Europe or the Champions League as well. Mooring home games is key to fighting for something and we have two in a row, so we have to go for them, starting with the one in Valencia.
Q. How do you see the team che? Arrives without Maxi and Rodrigo, among other casualties ...
A. Let's see if they arrive a little more tired, for the Champions League game, and we can give rhythm to the game and take advantage of the opportunities. They have a wide staff, but these losses can create some doubts and see if we take advantage of it and add three very important points for the future.