Not everything is bad news on the return to work in Zubieta, as Oyarzabal completes training and aims for the derby
La Real returned to training this Saturday after a short break so that the squad and coaching staff could celebrate Christmas with their team. Three days of disconnection, since the defeat against Atlético in Anoeta, to recharge the batteries and prepare the beautiful farewell to 2020 that awaits the texture urdin in San Mamés, since there are few opportunities to play a derby against Athletic on New Year’s Eve.
The return to work in Zubieta brought important news. Imanol will continue without being able to count on Miguel Ángel Moyá, Joseba Zaldua, Asier Illarramendi and Adnan Januzaj for the last appointment of the year. The four players went to the club’s facilities but exercised on their own, so the start of 2021 appears as the most realistic horizon for all of them. They were far from a large group that did not take long to burn the calories ingested in the last hours.
The coach did not skimp on welcoming his players: Carantoña to Merino, one of those who has best received these little holidays, and a small talk with Silva, who is already back in full power. The one from Arguineguín endured the first hour of play against Atlético and the Oriotarra hopes to be able to give it more continuity in the derby. La Real needs the best Silva to remedy this bad inertia of results.
The training left another good news for Imanol, as Mikel Oyarzabal is back. The injury that occurred in the Europa League match against Rijeka, on December 3 at Anoeta, is now forgotten. The Eibar, who threatened to reappear against Atlético but Imanol ended up ruling him out, was one of the most smiling at José Luis Orbegozo, aware that his reappearance is a matter of a few days. Obviously, the ’10 de la Real does not want to miss Wednesday’s derby for the world.