Real societyDo not trust MIrandés in the semifinals of Copa
IManol Alguacil hopes that his Real Sociedad will offer his best version tomorrow and, with the support of the fans, in a Reale Arena in which he predicts a great atmosphere, will be able to obtain a good result against Mirandés, to dream even more about playing one final, 33 years later. The txuriurdin coach will measure two of the players who have been the most frequent at his orders at the stage of the subsidiary, Martín Merquelanz and Jon Guridi.
From the outset, Imanol has been told if tomorrow is the most important match for Real in decades. “The same is a lot, but it is obvious that it is very important, because we played a semifinals and it would be the second time in 32 years that the Real does it, so it is a special game. Let’s see if we can make a great game and get on track the tie, “he considered.
Orio has told how he is.“It’s funny, but I’ve slept well. The derby match has been the best medicine for sleeping. I think there’s a lot of hope and pride in the environment, I have it myself, but there’s a lot left to achieve the final goal, which is to reach in the end, but I’m trying to forget about it, even if it’s difficult, to face the game without thinking about what we play, “he said.
Do you think it is better to play the first leg at home or not?“As we are, I think it is better to play at home, because we come from three straight wins, scoring goals, and with the fan still with the high of the derby. We will see if we are able to give continuity to all the good that we are doing at home, “he said.
Imanol does not want the slightest confidence in players and environment for reaching a second at the Reale Arena. “It is to climb a step, it is to play semifinals. We do not care about the opponent, I do not speak of Mirandés, I speak of semifinals, of playing against a team that has eliminated the first three, making nine goals. The two teams played a lot”, has warned
The realistic coach trained Merquelanz and Guridi for several seasons.“It’s terrible. All year we have been looking forward to the Mirandés winning, because we have yielded them and we have a very good relationship with the club, there are also more people from Gipuzkoa, like the coach, but now we face it. It will be special and emotional for them, also for me, after working so many hours with them. I hope you enjoy it, but not be able to overcome the tie, “he confessed.
He talked about Mirandés. “It is a brave, determined team, no matter whether League or Cup, have a First or not. It is supporting everything in an admirable way, which is in the semifinals on its own merits”, has meant.
We had to talk about Willian José and the interest of Barcelona. “We have been up for a month and the team has not been affected, and neither has the player. It is another week talking about ‘Willi’ and, luckily, we have it with us. I understand that until the end of the season he will be with us. Secure it? If they put the 70 … “, he said.