The two midfielders have not entered Luis Enrique’s plans

Brais Mendez and Mikel Merino have assumed leadership of the Real society during the absence of Mikel Oyarzabal, who is in the final phase of his recovery. The two players have also shown an outstanding level on the pitch. Something in which he has also had a lot to do Imanol Sheriffwho has become one of the best coaches in the Santander League.

However, despite the performance they have given Brais Mendez and Mikel Merino at this start of the season, Luis Enrique has not included them in the last call for the Spanish National Team. Something that has outraged the fans of the San Sebastian club, who do not understand how they have not been summoned.

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Imanol’s plan for the second round with Mikel Merino and Brais Mendez

However, and despite the initial anger, this is great news for Real Sociedad. If the two players do not play the World Cup in Qatar, they will have enough time to rest for the second part of the championship. In this way, the two could arrive much fresher than rival players. As if that were not enough, Oyarzabal could also return more than recovered to face a second round in which they will compete again for all the titles.

The Royal Society continues adding casualties

Real Sociedad have had an irregular start this season, where they will now have to deal with a special situation regarding Robin Le Normand. The French defender who has been one of the most prominent in Imanol Alguacil’s squad has suffered a complex injury that will take him away from the courts for several games.

Let us remember that this is one of the troops that the coach uses the most, being one of the ones with the most accumulated minutes. Hence, it is one of the quite complicated casualties that the coach will have to deal with ahead of the start of the Europa League. Details of what happens to the defender are already known.

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Le Normand, doubt in the Royal Society

Le Normand will be low from Real Sociedad for the next six weeks

And it is that Robin Le Normand will be out of the Royal Society for the next 6 weeks. He “presents a bone injury due to mechanical stress in the second metatarsal of the left foot.” This is what the txuri-urdin club has communicated in recent hours. This, without a doubt, causes quite a stir in the team, since complex games are coming.

The 25-year-old footballer, who is one of the best defenders in LaLiga Santander, will miss the duel at Old Trafford against Manchester United. In addition to this, it is expected that he will be absent for the duels against Getafe, Omonia and Espanyol. In this way, Imanol Alguacil will lose his bastion of defense.

The defender is a key piece of Imanol Alguacil

Robin Le Normand is a key man for Real Sociedad, as he has key characteristics such as head-to-head speed and good aerial play. Four years ago he appeared in the first team of the Anoeta team and over time he has earned a place in the starting lineup.


At the moment, the French defender is being treated with physiotherapy and personalized work is being done on the injury. Everything seems to indicate that this affectation occurred in the last meeting of the group donostiarra against Atlético de Madrid, which ended in a 1-1 draw. It was from there that the statement was issued.