Real Sociedad brace themselves for tough away fixture
- La Real are currently sitting 5th in La Liga table.
- Nacho Monreal and Imanol Alguacil speak to the press ahead of the game.
- Former Arsenal defender talks up three Madrid players who'd be tough to face.
- Imanol Alguacil, meanwhile, tries to prove stats are not so important in really big games.
Both Nacho Monreal and Imanol Alguacil, Real Sociedad manager have sat down for a pre-Madrid presser to answer some tricky questions.
Former Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal was the first to be asked if it's Gareth Bale or Rodrygo Goes he'd rather come up against.
"Bale is a beast of a player, even though lots of things are being said [about him] that aren't sport-related," Monreal answered.
"Rodrygo is also very good. He's the one who will make us suffer."
Moreover, the 33-year-old defender appears to be a big fan of Karim Benzema.
"I analyse all our opponents and I love how Benzema plays at Real Madrid," Monreal said as quoted by Marca.
Imanol Alguacil, meanwhile, doesn't want to talk about favourable stats.
"It has nothing to do with it," he said when asked if La Real's 2018/19 away win at the Santiago Bernabeu could become a sort of a reference point for his team this Saturday.
"We are two different teams from then. We're going into this match with more confidence than we did then, but it will be just as difficult.
"Let's just see if we can play our football."
Zidane himself used to score absolute screamers vs Sociedad: