The decision of Imanol Alguacil to advance against Eibar the position of Alvaro Odriozola, to give entry to Aritz Elustondo on the right side, allowed both youth players to share the right wing of Real Sociedad in the First Division, more than three years after they did it in the subsidiary, before the one from Beasain came up with the majors and propitiated that the Donostiarra was delayed to a position in which he had become international with Spain.
Odriozola appeared at the Sanse in the 2013-14 season, when he played on the right wing in the youth team, with the one now on loan at Leganés Joseba Zaldua occupying the right side of the subsidiary defense and Aritz Elustondo acting as central.
The Beasain would then go to the position of lateral, to promote his partner to the staff of First Division, and in the subsequent course he and the now absolute international would share a band in some games, with the disputed against Barakaldo or Socuéllamos, with Pablo’s permission Hervías and Joseba Muguruza, who at that time had more weight than Álvaro.
The injuries of Carlos Martínez and Dani Estrada led to the arrival of the elite in Zaldua, in that 2013-14, and the physical problems in the later course of this and the Navarrese, the rise of Aritz, being then when Imanol Alguacil decided to delay Odriozola to the defense, line in which he managed to explode soon after.
The technician Oriotarra, perfectly aware of what both players can offer, opted for his debut in Ipurua to remember old times in the Sanse and place for the first time in the elite to Odriozola as far right, to accommodate from behind Aritz , with the idea of reinforcing that band, one of the main offensive assets of Eibar, returning to coincide both together with the line of lime, more than three years later.
Everything seems to indicate that this is an isolated event and it seems likely that the decision to put Aritz back on the side and overtake Álvaro was taken by Imanol only to visit Eibar, and that this Sunday, even more so playing in Anoeta, the Absolute international will return to its position.
Aritz, from the stand at eleven
Aritz returned in Eibar to the Real’s starting team, after four consecutive games without minutes, the last of Eusebio’s stage remaining even in the stands without convoking, in the match against Getafe in Anoeta. Some fans asked the pucelano to place 15 on the right side, to strengthen the back, and they fulfilled their wish with Imanol. The work of the beasaindarra should not have been bad, since the realistic fans voted him in the web of the club like the most outstanding player of the encounter.