Alguacil’s rotation strategy and Zubimendi’s injury are in focus after the draw against Salzburgo
Real Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil was positive about the goalless draw against Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League. Although they failed to win, Alguacil was happy with the team’s performance, emphasizing strategic rotations in initial training. These changes, which gave opportunities to less frequent players, are part of his tactics to ensure the team’s vitality in several competitions, including concern for Zubimendi’s ankle following his injury.
The match, played as part of Group D, was crucial to Real Sociedad’s bid to secure top spot. The team will now face Inter Milan in the next round at the Giuseppe Meazza, where a draw would be enough to maintain their position at the top of the group.
Concerns about Martín Zubimendi’s injury
There was a moment of tension during the game when Martín Zubimendi suffered a sprain in his right ankle. This incident worried fans and the coaching staff, although Alguacil downplayed the severity of the injury. He clarified that Zubimendi has flexible ankles and predicted his quick recovery for the next game against Osasuna.
Such injuries are common in football but are always a cause for concern given the importance of players to the team system. Real Sociedad face their next big challenge against Inter Milan, aiming to win and secure top spot in the group. Alguacil emphasized his will to win and highlighted the team’s achievements so far: “I am very happy and satisfied.
Real Sociedad faces the challenge of Inter Milan
We attach great importance to it because the group was serious, with great teams and we didn’t lose a single game and we deserved to win them all. Now we want to win in Milan to be the front runners.” Inter Milan, for their part, go into this game having overcome a 3-0 deficit in Lisbon to earn a three-way draw against Benfica and remain in the fight for top of the group until the last moment.
In conclusion, Real Sociedad, under the leadership of Imanol Alguacil, put in a solid performance in the Champions League, meeting the challenges with a mix of experienced players and new talent. Zubimendi’s injury and the upcoming battles against strong rivals such as Inter Milan are crucial tests for the team as they look to consolidate their position in one of the world’s most prestigious club competitions.