Sheriff: “We have shown that we don’t care about the rival”

first_imgThe Real Sociedad coach, Imanol Alguacil, stressed that this Thursday they will face a “special and very important” moment with the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals against Mirandés, a team “difficult to beat and very competitive”, and He said they have already made it clear in their journey that they do not “care” about the opponent they face.“It’s a lot, but obviously it’s very important, they are Cup semifinals, the second in 32 years and it’s going to be special and that’s how we take it, that’s how hobby feels. I’m proud and excited and with many positive things, but conscious that there is still a lot to achieve the final goal, “Alguacil said Wednesday asking if it was the most important game of the last 30 years.The coach ‘txuri urdin’ asked not to fall into relaxation and warned that playing against a LaLiga SmartBank rival is no less important than doing it against Real Madrid. “It’s quite the opposite, it’s up a step,” he said. “We do not care about the opponent, we have shown it throughout the Cup. They are semifinals and before a team that has eliminated three ‘First’ and making nine goals. We both play a lot and we will have to make a great game to try to get on track the tie. “The Gipuzkoan sees his “supermotivated players” before this appointment and said he does not look at what has been done so far. “I try to forget all that, which is difficult, because what has brought us here has not been what can be or can come, but to face the next game with the intention of winning it,” he said.“We know what we play, but we have to forget what is at stake and leave with the intention of being better, generate more chances and win the game,” said Alguacil, who recalled that the tie “is 180 minutes “and that he” only “thinks of the first leg.In addition, he demanded maximum attention before the Mirandés. “Do you remember the 80? That is all said,” he replied in relation to the quarterfinals of that season in which the Royal Society was eliminated by Castilla, a subsidiary of Real Madrid and subsequent runner-up. “The fans will be vital, we hope that the atmosphere is even greater than in the derby,” continued the realistic coach, who is without nerves for these semifinals. “The derby has been the best medicine to sleep well,” he joked about it.Del Mirandés, stressed that “it doesn’t matter whether it is League, Cup or face ‘First’, is always very recognizable, brave, determined and with very good people from midfield up.” “Although it does not have a very large staff, it is supporting the entire load admirably. It is difficult to beat and is always competitive, it is here on its own merits,” he said.Opposite, the Real could have two of its assigned youth players like Merquelanz and Guridi, and a Gipuzkoan technician like Andoni Iraola. “It is terrible, all year long wishing that the Mirandés win for the ceded. It is a club with which we have a very good relationship and that we like tremendously. It will be special and emotional, also for them, and I hope you enjoy it , who do what they are doing regularly, but do not exceed qualifying, “he confessed.Sheriff also made it clear that given the current level of his team it is “better” to play the first leg at the Reale Arena. “The team is scoring and the fan is excited and with the high of the derby,” he admitted, while noting that he does not care to fit except if that causes “doubt in attack.”On the great moment of the Swedish Alexander Isak, the coach of the San Sebastian team preferred to focus on the quality of the squad. “In the first weeks we talked about Willy (Willian José), Odegaard, sometimes Oyarzabal. Now Isak is his sweet moment and that is good because he says that there is a lot of quality within the team. It is a very good moment and the team is benefiting, but it would not come if the rest of the team was not so good. The moments are there to take advantage of them, “he saidlast_img read more