Oyarzabal: “Soccer is not just about soccer players”
May 14, 2020
The Eibarrés player advocates not playing behind closed doors, but he also points out that what they say from La Liga and the Federation will be followed. “I am not an expert in this, and the person who has made the decision is supposed to know more than the others. But my opinion is that if people do not come to the field, they will go to a bar to watch the game and they will continue contact, because No one has said to stay at home. But not because we are footballers, we must take our option more into account, there are people working on this and they know much more than we do, and their opinion must be respected. ” What is clear is that the Cup final, which seems to be postponed until May 30, cannot be played behind closed doors. “In the end, the fact of playing a final after so many years and that it is played without our people and that of Athletic, is not to the liking of anyone, much less the fans, who are the ones who feed this. Everyone he is with the idea of playing with the public, “says Oyarzabal.The Real footballer also valued as very positive the victory in Ipurua, the first that Real had achieved in First at the home of Eibar, the native town of Oyarzabal. “In the end we knew where we were going, how Eibar plays and what it exposes, so we were serious at the back and did not give up chances, playing behind their back and being more direct.” And he recognized that it is a positive thing to have different styles and that all players know how to adapt. “We know that in the end, for the year to be a good one, there will be games in which you must change your style and your way of playing, and we have already done that because they are places where they press fast and seek to attack you after being asked.” La Real is fourth after this match day in Ipurua, that is to say that it is a very serious candidate for the positions of Champions League with eleven matchdays to go. “Now we are happy, it is always good to be on top, and the less there is left for the end of the year, the people are happy and the team is confident and believing in what it does, now the most important and complicated part of the season remains.” Real Sociedad got into Champions League positions with nocturnal and treachery. He did it after beating Eibar in Ipurua in the first game of La Liga behind closed doors as a preventive measure due to the coronavirus crisis. Mikel Oyarzabal, the captain of Real against the gunsmith team, talks about the option of playing without fans in the stands. “It was a very strange feeling, the fact of playing without an audience and without people, listening to everything that is said on the field, with two or three other people on the field, has been different and rare, and I personally do not like it , because football is not only for footballers, but for everything that surrounds it and the fans. I understand that whoever has decided has been for the good of the sport, but I don’t like it, “he said on Cadena SER .