Real societyTOThe Donostiarra is excited to see the team above
Joseba Zalduago tothe Royal Societytrained to endure in the high part of the classification, but being aware that the level of the rivals is very high and that it is essential to maintain the regularity that he and his companions have had to date. The Donostiarra told MARCA what he feels when he sees the team of his heart in the top positions.
Question. The Real colder of LaLiga, next to Barcelona and Real Madrid. What does it tell you to hear this?
Reply. The first thing, that things are being done well, which is the result of the work we do every day. If we are up it is for something, not by chance. But I also know that there is a lot of League and that everything is very close, that from the first to the thirteenth we are in six points, so we have to continue in the same dynamic.
Q. Then you see it more as an illusion to move forward than as something anecdotal, as some say it should be looked at?
A. I think we have reason to get excited, but knowing that we are only on day 12 and there is a lot left.
Q. Have you reached the top after winning in Granada, making a complete match of those who had pending to do?
A. I think that this year we have won regularly during the 90 minutes, that we are involved in the games all the time and we are knowing how to finish them well, like Celta Day or in Granada. We have been able to play with patience, not as crazy as other times, and it worked out well.
Q. With all the respect in the world for those who play back, the Real, if he defends well, seems to be in danger enough to carry out many games. Willian Jos, Portu and Oyarzabal, for example form one of the best tridents …
A. We know that we have very good players in that area above, capable of making a difference, with a lot of dust and capable of creating a lot of danger with little, so the fundamental thing is to be strong behind and then generate enough to make them Above have options, because you can take advantage of them.
Q. That said, except for the day of the Levant, they do not seem to be suffering excessively in defense.
A. I think we are getting very strong behind, the work of those in front being very important, which are tightening a lot. I think that many days we are working well as a team, finding the balance between attack and defense, and that is fundamental.
Q. In his day Imanol said that, while he was the coach, the team was not going to speculate and was always going to attack and it seems that his players share it. Is that so?
R. S. We are confident, eager, we feel strong and qualified to, even in adversity, move forward. I think that is very nice, but very difficult to get in a team, that at all times know what you have to do and that you have to go to win the game. We think that, if we do things right, we can fight the triumph of anyone and that gives us security.
Q. La Real is the best visiting team, but the speech has always been wanting to be the best local team, right?
A. I think that is fundamental. It is very good to be the best visitor now but I think that, in order to achieve important objectives, the fundamental thing is to be strong at home. I think that this season, except for Levante Day, we are having good feelings and that is basic to make a beautiful year.
P. Nice to be a leader alone, if only for a few hours, if they win the Legans. Do you see it?
A. It is nice to be a leader, but the goal is achieved at the end of the year. Now the goal is to reach the parn with 25 points and that includes the three on Friday.
Q. La Real has not achieved it since 2003. Does your father tell you anything? The friends?
A. It is normal that, when you see that your team is doing things well and you are up there, you are excited and, in that sense, it is very good that people have become excited again, that they want to go to the Reale Arena, that they are Waiting for the match day to go … That's very nice and hopefully we can keep it for a long time.
Q. Do you think they have equipment to hold up?
A. I think the team is qualified for it and that we are going to leave everything to achieve it. But we also know that it is very complicated, that the competition is very large and that, a priori, there are teams that are now behind that have to go up. But being aware that, if we are at our best level, we can compete with anyone and continue up. And besides, in the locker room I see that people are hungry to achieve something important.
Q. Legans is coming, where he was given a year and I was very happy. Do you suffer seeing how they are doing or not?
A. The truth is that I always have him and I'm going to have a special cario and I don't like to see him down there. I hope you turn it around, but after the three points this Friday are for us.
Q. When he returned he always said that it was where he had enjoyed the most. Now, being a starter and with the team up, is he doing it again at Real? He has even been captain in a couple of games, when Oyarzabal has been replaced.
R. S. When you see things go out and you feel important, you are very comfortable. I am practically playing everything, finding myself better and better, and as you say, the team is doing well, so I am very happy, enjoying. My best year? Hopefully, it will be nice to make a great year and re-enter Europe, even in the Champions League. And about the bracelet, before Betis the first day and in Vigo the second, it was a very nice and special moment, being from Donosti as I am.
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