47 days have passed since the last game of the last League and 38 are left for the first of the next. And at this point he meets again Imanol
Sheriff with his pupils in Zubieta to undertake another adventure that appears fascinating from now until the end of May 2022. The days of daikiri and flip-flops are over, the sweat begins on the shirt and the mud on the heels. The Real Sociedad starts today without signings and without more casualties than that of Moya a preseason of five and a half weeks that should be enough for the players to reach close to their fullness to the league debut, scheduled for Sunday, August 15 (20 hours) against Barcelona.
No surprises are expected in the list of 23 players he has called up Imanol
Sheriff for the premiere. In the chapter on presences, the one of Willian
Joseph, given that the Royal team believed they had the certainty last January that Wolverhampton would keep it after the transfer and then, after the ‘no’ from the English, the hope of getting rid of it before this July 8. None of that has happened to date. Will also be Januzaj, who will you meet Aperribay in the next few days to find out if you want to renew or not. If not, they will also look for a buyer. Ilarramendi, meanwhile, will start with everyone with the desire to get closer to being who he was and begins a new challenge to Robert
Navarrese Y Jon
Pacheco, the ‘foals’ who promote this course and will play in the first team.
Unlike the last year with the usual calendar, 2019 – in which four of the five signings were already signed -, the Real begins the preparation period without any reinforcement. The goalkeeper Maty
Ryan He will come to Donostia shortly, but it is not official yet and the arrival of the left back and perhaps that of a band man are simmering. In the same way, the sports summer begins without having been able to give way to the four transferable. In addition to Willian jose, They are Aihen, Kevin
Rodrigues Y Sagnan. The first three will be today in Zubieta, while the French, as Zubimendi, Oyarzabal Y Merino, they will join when they return from the Olympics. Isak He will do it on the 26th after his participation in the Eurocup.
Three sessions and break
At the moment, there are three training sessions scheduled for the first days, today Thursday (11 am), Friday (10.30 am) and Saturday (10.30 am) and Sunday will be the first day of rest. All training will be behind closed doors for health reasons. For now, the three friendlies scheduled in Zubieta will not be accessible to the public either, as the training facilities are considered a “bubble”.
Four friendlies scheduled
At the moment, there are four friendlies scheduled, against Huesca on July 17 (7:00 p.m., Zubieta), against Alavés on 24 (7:00 p.m., Zubieta), against AZ in Alkmaar on 31 (5:00 p.m., Afas Stadion) and against Eibar on August 6 (11 am, Zubieta). However, more meetings will be scheduled and the coaches want to finish off the preseason with the duel against Osasuna for the Euskal Herria Txapela on a date and time to be determined.
Imanol prays that there are no surprises in the form of positives on this first day of training, which always tends to be one of reunion, joy and excitement. In principle, there are no injuries in the realistic first squad.