Alkiza and Imanol promoted together to the first team

Yes to Imanol he has a close friendship with Jagoba
Sweep yourself, with Bittor
Alkiza (Donostia, 1970), Berriatua coach’s second coach in Osasuna, was almost joined by a blood nexus. Canteranos de la Real the two and members, practically, of the same generation, the technician of the Real and the assistant of Sweep yourself Together they were promoted to the first team txuri urdin in which they shared a dressing room for three seasons.

Yes Imanol Y Alkiza did not debut at the same time in September 1991 at the Camp Nou it was because Toshack he recruited the Oriotarra full-back for an isolated match the previous season in Oviedo. That 2-1 at Carlos Tartiere a year earlier marked the official premiere of the current coach txuri urdin in the first team to which, in any case, he was definitively promoted in 1991 together with Bittor
Alkiza, among others.

John
Toshack had returned to Donostia from his first stage at Real Madrid with the mandate to rejuvenate the team and, in addition to signing for that season to Carlos
Xavier, Ocean Y Kodro, gave the alternative of a stroke to a generation of players born between 1970 and 1971 who would end up making a career in the Real.

Some as Imanol, had already debuted but that 91/92 campaign was the consolidation in the Real of players such as Imanol
Sheriff, Bittor
Alkiza, Lewis
Perez or Andoni
Imaz. Javi
Guruzeta (1970) debuted a little earlier and Kote
Pikabea (1971) a little later but they were also players of that fifth that arrived at the beginning of the 90 to the txuri urdin squad.

That first season of Alkiza and Imanol Together at Real it was a great success as the team finished in fifth place, qualified for UEFA. Three years later the president’s son was transferred to Athletic but his friendship with Sheriff it has remained for life.