Illarra: ‘We deserve it, there is a lot of work behind it’

The captain of the Real society, Asier Illarramendi, has affirmed this Saturday that his team has deserved the title of the Cup del Rey and stressed that “there is a lot of work behind it.”

Speaking to ETB after the match, Illarramendi, the captain who has raised a glass 34 years later, explained that the Royal Society works “every day with this ambition” and has managed to receive “a great prize” for the work done.

He has confessed to being very happy after “yesterday’s sadness”, when he was injured during training in The Cartuja, which has prevented him from contesting this final of Cup.

“The youngsters come very strong, this team is like a family and today they have seen each other again on the pitch,” he added.