Real society The leader of the defense txuriurdin has reappeared after being killed by the fracture of two ribs
Aritz Elustondo waits that the point that Real Sociedad achieved last Saturday, in the last minute of its visit to Villarreal, is the start of a new hot streak, continue with a victory today in Anoeta against Cdiz. The central of Beasain He is once again the head of the defense txuriurdin, after the fracture he suffered in two little things.
Question. 32 points in 21 days. Were they the ones who entered the locker room plans?
Answer. I think we have to be proud of the first lap we did, it is true that you are left with the feeling of being able to achieve more, from the beginning we had, but in the end you always have to go through a streak of these, what happens is that we are having a harder time turning it around than we expected.
P. The numbers are cold and they say that they have only won two of the last 17 games, although inside and outside the dressing room there is calm.
R. There are many games without achieving victory, it is clear, but I think that in almost every game we are making merits to achieve victory, if we have not added more for something. I think that we have failed in both areas and that, as soon as the ball starts to enter again, as at the beginning, we will take another positive dynamic, because we are the same as before.
Q. Is that story of not hitting the right areas almost always the same?
R. It is that I believe that what we are missing is to get it right in both areas. Now it seems that we are forgiving, but I think we have been like this all season, what happens is that before we score more goals and win and we did not give relevance to the mistakes we made. I think the word of our season is to forgive, because we are having occasions in all the games. And also frustration, because in almost every game we have been able to deserve something more.
P. It is fair to say that there have been significant casualties, for example in December those of Silva, Oyarzabal and yours coincided. Well, and that of Illarramendi, who is once again seen to be a great player.
R. The truth is that we have had important casualties, but we have all said that we do not like to use them as an excuse that we have not won, because the squad is large and it has already been seen that almost everyone has played and we have done well. Asier? The quality and experience he has is impossible to forget, I have never doubted the magic he has and it will be very important again.
Q. Did your injury come when we were watching the best Aritz Elustondo of your career?
R. It is true that I was feeling great, that I was realizing the weight I was having in the team, the importance I had in the rear and I pushed everything I could, because football is very beautiful when you win. If I’m honest, I played with discomfort from matchday six, which happens that I endured until my body said enough, on Villarreal day, a few days after the fracture I suffered in two ribs.
Q. What’s it like to play with two broken ribs?
A. Well, the weeks I played with both broken ribs were the worst I’ve ever had in my life. I couldn’t sleep, it bothered me to breathe, I had to put on an electric blanket with heat because they told me it was good and I didn’t see improvement, but I played because as I told you I saw that my help for the team was important and I hurried until the Villarreal could not bear the pain.
P. You have not managed to remove the label of player with injury problems, which gives the feeling that you have been deprived of an even greater progression than you have had …
R. And it makes me very angry. Last year I missed a lot of games, but this year I was feeling very comfortable, enduring Wednesday and Sunday, I thought it was my year, but in the end I had to stop. It was hard for me to come back, but I’m fine now and I hope to be able to endure the rest of the course.
P. Starting with the game this Sunday against Cdiz. How do you see it?
R. It is a strong team, it is being seen that all the teams that play against them have a hard time winning, so it is a nice challenge. Let’s see if we can get the three points in our house, which is costing us more than necessary, and that the first of many victories comes, after this bad streak that we have had. These types of games, like the ones we have later against Getafe and Alavs, for example, are the ones that we have to win if we want to be up there.