La Real Sociedad: the Humble Team that Fights in La Liga

The 'Txuri-Urdin' team has been having one of its best seasons in recent years, where its great collective game has made all its fans fall in love and fighting for Champions League positions and even dreams of La Liga.

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LatinAmerican Post | Daniel González Guerrero

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With the end of the World Cup in Qatar, the big leagues of the old continent have returned to action. This is one of the most important news for all its fans, who are happy with what will be the last days of these championships. One of the competitions that has already started again is the Santander League of Spain, a tournament that has been having notable surprises for several months.

Results that excite

One of the biggest surprises of the campaign is the performance of the Real Sociedad team. Those led by Imanol Alguacil have surprised all their rivals with their great game, which has been the key to the great sporting moment that this club have. Currently, the "albiazul" team is in third position in the championship, thus obtaining a direct quota to the next Champions League.

On the other hand, it should be mentioned that in these first 17 games, Real Sociedad has had the chance to score 35 points. Thus, it is only nine units from the top of the championship. A local title continues to be the great illusion for all its fans, who do not rule out the possibility of remaining involved in the fight for the league title until the end of the campaign. As if this were not enough, the Anoeta team comes from a streak of six matches without knowing defeat in official matches

A multi-year project

To understand the phenomenon of this team, we must go back to the year 2018, where the club's directives made the determination to trust the work that Imanol Alguacil had been doing in the minor divisions of the institution. They trusted not only this strategist, but also all the young players who had had great performances in the different categories of the team.

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As a consequence of this decision, the fruits began to be seen in 2020. That year the club won the Copa del Rey title, this being one of the biggest surprises of the entire campaign . It was an extraordinary success, taking into account the quality of the squad, which could not be compared to the great stars that teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid had at that time. Given this aspect, the victory by those led by Imanol Alguacil became even more historic.

a great defense

In addition to having a sports project of several years, it is necessary to highlight the great work that has been carried out in the defensive zone of the club. This has become a fundamental pillar for this excellent football moment of the institution. Players like Álex Remiro, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand and Aritz Elustondo have become key players in making Real Sociedad one of the least thrashed teams of the entire season in Spanish football, since it has currently only scored 17 goals in his goal.

Thanks to these great performances, several of these players have had the chance to be called up for their national team , this being a positive aspect for this team. Little has recently been cataloged as one of the most important teams in the Spanish league. This is why its defenders are considered one of the strongest areas of the field, which allows the team to have a balance between attack and defense.

The importance of seniority

Real Sociedad has young footballers, who have had great performances over the days. In the matches, the players have shown that they are up to the task of achieving important things in this institution. However, it has been the seniority that has taken all the reflectors, since athletes with an advanced age have been the key for these young athletes to empower themselves in a better way.

The midfielders David Silva and Asier Illarramendi have been the bastions of the midfield , since with their experience they have become the team's captains. Something valuable is that they are willing to give young players the opportunity to excel with the team. In addition to this, when facing important commitments they are the first to stand up for the club, an aspect that has been applauded by all its fans.

talent to spare

As if it were not enough to have a great defensive zone and outstanding veterans, Real Sociedad is a team that has plenty of talent. Its managers have made outstanding hires to fill all areas of the field with outstanding talent. Soccer players such as Mikel Merino, Martín Zubimendi, Takefusa Kubo, Mikel Oyarzabal and Alexander Sørloth have been of vital importance for this outstanding football moment for the club.

Midfielders Mikel Merino and Martín Zubimendi have been part of the institution for several seasons. They have been applauded by all their fans as these two outstanding midfielders have received a large number of offers to leave the club. For his part, striker Alexander Sørloth has largely made up for the absence of Alexander Isak, becoming one of the team's top scorers this season.

Lastly, and as the icing on the cake, we must mention Mikel Oyarzabal, a winger who is the great standard-bearer for this institution. With his talent and love for the club, he has become one of the most important Real Sociedad footballers in recent decades, becoming a true legend for all his fans. For now, the 'Txuri-Urdin' team will continue to fight this season for one of the leading positions in the Santander League. An aspect that would be of great help for the competition, taking into account that the greater the number of direct rivals, the better the level of the championship will be.

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