Although the Gipuzkoa attacker’s physical setback was not serious and he spent only nine days in the infirmary, it caused him problems in terms of his presence in the starting line-up, as his place was taken by another figure.
Mikel Oyarzabal is one of Real Sociedad’s names, but injuries have delayed him on his way to becoming the best player there. The last physical setback came days after the game against UD Almería, which fortunately was already in the national team break. But what reassured the player himself the most was his recovery time.
Because it was a broken fiber, many assumed his time in the infirmary would last at least until December. However, the truth is that Oyarzabal was already ready to play before the game against Sevilla FC. He did it in the last 15 minutes of the game, just as they were winning the game thanks to a great goal from his teammate Umar Sadiq.
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The main obstacle to the Eibar attacker not appearing in the starting XI is not only his ability to continue after his recovery, but also that his place will be filled by another star. This time it is the Nigerian Umar Sadiq, who was the protagonist in the last game. Thanks to the African, the club from San Sebastian managed to score against the always difficult Sevilla FC.
Oyarzabal knows he will have to work twice as hard to get back to the starting position, but if the former Almería continues to rise, things will be a bit difficult. It’s a sea of emotions for the coaching staff, because on the one hand it’s positive to have first-class competition. On the other hand, it is difficult to choose between two players who are considered world-class footballers.
Real Sociedad is preparing for a hectic week
Although the team led by Imanol Alguacil already has a ticket to the round of 16 in the Champions League, it is still an important game. Tonight they face RB Salzburg from Austria at the Reale Arenawhere they will hope for a win to achieve the second goal and qualify first in Group D.
They then host CA Osasuna in El Sadar at the weekend and if they win and wait for Athletic’s result they could move up to 5th place. The lineups are not confirmed yet, but it is most likely that Umar Sadiq will be back in the starting lineup and Mikel Oyarzabal will be a substitute. Nevertheless, it is almost certain that the Basque striker will add more minutes in the second half of the game against the Austrian club.