It’s a matter of novelty. Mentally and physically. Real Sociedad need 100% of the 16 men who will play in today’s game against Elche, in order to get the three points that will put them back on the winning track before the break, thus breaking their streak of six games without winning, a victory in the last 10. At home, the last celebration dates from January 17 in the Cup, against Mallorca (1-0) and from January 14 in the league, against Athletic (3-1). It is necessary to regain the smile, it is time to put another gear.
For this, imanol changes to come. The “great effort in the battle against Rome” left “all who played”, so one and one equals two. Rotations. No, maybe big, but strong in contributing to the team with different ideas and profiles that are not used much in a few weeks. Maybe it’s time for men like BArrenetxea, Sola, Aihen, Pacheco, Guevara, Turrientes, Navarro or Cho, besides the almost indisputable return to eleven of Take Kubo after being substituted on Thursday. Not all, but some. among other things because Imanol Bailiff you can’t even be trusted Mikel Merino nor with Carlos Fernandez by sanction, in addition to those injured Aritz and Sadiq, and the Sanse foals, who travel to Elda with the subsidiary, except the goalkeeper spider.
Open or closed team
While it is true that the tie was of little benefit to an almost relegated Elche, it is hard to believe that the team of machine, with heavy casualties, opened up and threatened until they hit the opposite field. Here is the first big decision of imanol. 4-3-3 or 4-4-2. Eternal debate. The rhombus has worked like a Swiss clock in the past, but the lack of freshness, form, football of the starters and adaptation to the replacement scheme managed to bring down the 4-4-2 project. Just for now.
Against Roma, they missed playing outside, either pure wingers or unchecked strikers, interiors or sides. Elche will, barring a surprise, play with five at the back and four in midfield, so trying to open up and move the Elche team might be a more viable option. Especially if the refreshment men Kubo, Barrenetxea, Navarro, Cho and other unbalanced and fast players. Even oyarzabal It might be better for him to play on the wing, like at Cornellá, where his best and only good game came after the injury.
Another looking interior player in the 4-3-3 is illarramendi, one of the favorites to replace Merino. The mutrikuarra would be the most natural option, although the most attractive is to see Silva and Brais of interiors. The captain can also take a rest zubimendi. There are many options.
The Elche of machine came to Anoeta with 13 points, many doubts but also certainties that keep him away, for many likes imanol, for being the worst team in the League. the bullies boy, ponce and Tete Morente are the offensive tricks, and Carmona and palaces the defenders, along the axis Mascarell. But the star is unquestionable Edgar Badia, which is not easy to score a goal, of course. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the championship and will once again test the shutdown peephole Sorlothpointing to eleven before the drop in Fernandez, and second-rate actors. They have never won in Donostia in the First Division, and only once in the Second Division, so the former are clearly in favor.
Source: La Verdad
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