It’s 9 in the morning at Zubieta, sports city of the Real society, and Imanol he is already putting kilometers on the bicycle before the players arrive to train. The one of Orio, who still lives in his old house, is the fashion coach in the league. Even in his dressing room, his players talk about his evolution from motivating coach to versatile coach. In addition, nobody identifies more with the club and knows their quarry better.
The Real society is the leader of First, something that is not surprising in Donosti, since last year at this point it added only three points less. “La Real has been installed for months in a state of happiness,” he points out. Mikel Recalde, journalist from News from Gipuzkoa. “It is no coincidence because they have been doing things well for years. To the leadership is added that the Sanse is the only subsidiary in 2nd and Real C is second in 2nd RFEF “, Add.
Roberto Olabe is one of the culprits. AND Erik Bretos his great signing. Bretos directs the ‘Recruitment Unit’, the Real scouting team that tracks the international market. Erik recruited his team from analysts, journalists and network people to look for players like Isak, who his teammates doubted when they arrived and today they call “swan.”
On April 3, 2018, Olabe, in his presentation, threw an ordeal: “We must delve into the day-to-day to become champions again.” For many, a toast to the sun. But last season the Real won the Cup, making his words good. Behind him emerges the stealthy figure of Jokin Aperribay, president who happened to be escorted by the Ertzaintza to gather unanimous applause. It is said that after betting on David moyes and Asier Garitano, delegated decision-making to sports management.
His great achievement is another: “The great signing of Real is Anoeta“. The stadium raised the athletics track that surrounded the grass and today it is one of the fields with more and better atmosphere. A stadium to which any fan is welcome to wear whatever shirt they wear.” There is no better plan in Donosti to go see the Real in Anoeta. For its football, for the atmosphere … La Real is a symbol of Gipuzkoa and the best thermometer of our state of mind “, affirms Recalde.
The Real 2.0
The style of play is not negotiated. It is a consensual club bet between the offices and the grass. Olabe and Aperribay maintained Eusebio’s bet on the ball, nuancing it with the impetus of Imanol. Ball … and balls. Cheeky football. For Marco Sande, sports director of COPE Gipuzkoa, “This Real 2.0 is richer than last year because it had a registration and when they took the registration it had a bad time. Now it challenges you with the ball, on the counter or in a round trip. Imanol has given it wealth by adding resources of Zubieta and signings “.
Ander Barrenetxea cross the center of Saint Sebastian on a municipal bicycle of the kind he usually uses to meet with his gang, where there are colleagues from Sanse. Barrenetxea is the son of Azu Muguruza, historic coach of the IDK Gipuzkoa, women’s basketball team in the city. At 19 years old, Ander has 60 games for Real and it is a reality. Another that is hitting hard is Jon karrikaburu, which they nickname ‘Haaland‘for his scoring facility. Forward who sculpts Xabi Alonso in the subsidiary. There is talk of Athletic’s interest in him, Real’s fierce rival on the field and in the market. After the Cup final won by Real, the San Mamés closed a ten-year agreement with the Antiguaoko, Donostiarra quarry club Old neighborhood. However, today the children of Donosti only want to play in Anoeta.
But if there is a capital name in the wardrobe, it is Mikel Oyarzabal. Realistic captain at 24 years old with 26 international caps, he does not spare a meal with his parents in Eibar. Discreet young man, when he speaks in the locker room everyone is silent. When he was injured Carlos Fernandez, star signing of the Real for which he paid the Seville 12 million, there was not a day that I did not receive a message or call from Mikel.
David Silva He explains that he opted for Anoeta because “there is quality of life and quality in the grass.” Quality and commitment, because as Aperribay says: “We have to be the best team in the world from Monday to Saturday in Zubieta”. And on Sunday, Anoeta partying …