Real societyTOThe Navarrese midfielder highlights his goal at Bernabu, where his father has already scored
Mikel Merino hopes that Real Sociedad can continue the good streak he was in before the break, when he returns to the competition, and will help him win the Cup final. The Navarrese midfielder has confessed that it was strange for him to play against Osasuna and wish that he lost, not ruling out that some day in the future he may return to wear red.
Merino resigned confinement, like most people. “I take it badly, as everyone imagines, because I like to go for a walk as much as I can and now we are locked up at home, without being able to do much, with a lot of television, playing play, trying to train what we can so as not to lose The form. What exercises do I do? The physios send us a different job every day, especially a lot of bikes, which is what makes you not lose much box, and then varied, “he said.
They asked him his opinion about the fans who go to the stands Aitor Zabaleta. “It is a joy to have them, they make our lives much easier. They help us to make this all, to win games. Their spirits do us a lot of good,” he stressed.
Merino has played this season against Osasuna, the club in which he was formed and that he carries in his heart. What sensation did you feel? “I feel a mixture of things, because it is nice to play against them, but it is rare to feel that you want them to lose, against what you have wanted since childhood, even if only in games against us. If I come back? I have a lot for Osasuna dear and hopefully later I can play there again. Now I am happy at Real and I have a contract for more years, “he confessed.
Merino is reaching more goalkeeper and has made some goals, as in the Santiago Bernabu. “Very happy, because it was the fourth and it seemed a lie that four of us got into the Bernabu, something that almost no one could think about. Also, my parents were watching and my father in his day when he played already scored in the Bernabu, so I already I have managed to do it too. By the way, it is the field that has most impressed me, it is very high, when you leave the locker room and look up and see that there are many people, “he revealed.
The Cup final and the options to win it have had a place in Merino’s talk with the fans. “With the streak that we have and the team that we have, we can win, if it is played, that we hope so. The Cup or the Champions? A title is a title, for the city and for the club it would be spectacular to win the Cup and, If I have to choose, I will keep the Cup, although we are going to fight for both. “
Odegaard’s future is always at the center of all his colleagues’ talks. “In all the interviews he has given, his intention has been to stay and the assignment, in theory, is for two years, so I think he would stay here,” he said.
They have asked him to get wet by highlighting some aspects of several of his colleagues. “Elustondo is the funniest, the one who plays pranks on everyone, you hesitate. The DJ is Remiro, who goes with two loudspeakers everywhere, luckily he has good taste. The fastest? I think Portu, Isak too. Illarra He was already training with us and I think this break will be good for him to return as soon as possible, “he said.