Real Sociedad will face Napoli in a vital Europa League game at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
are now in second place in Europa League Group F table, trailing the Italian club
by two points and level with AZ Alkmaar in third.
Real Sociedad have proven their quality in La Liga as well as Europe, they sit second in the League table behind Atletico Madrid.
“I have a terrible desire that the game comes, we play it, enjoy it and are able to win it,” Coach Imanol Alguacil said in comments carried by Marca before the game.
“I see the players as super excited and convinced [of their ability], and I am too. It’s a great game against a Champions League team, and if we win we finish first in our group.
“I have felt [affiliated] with this team ever since I was little, and being able to coach such a match, and to debut the new stadium’s name of Diego Armando Maradona is an honor, although it will be ever greater if we win. The challenge is enormous but I am convinced that, if we play our game, we will be very close to winning.”
David Silva and Mikel Oyarzabal are sidelined due to injury, but Alguacil had trust in his squad even without their key players.
“David and Mikel are not there, but we are La Real whether they’re there or not,” he said. “This team has shown that when players are missing they can perform just as well, so I haven’t stopped for even ten seconds to think about our injuries.
“I’ve only thought that we have a great team in front of us, which will be very complicated. But we are convinced that we can make the most out of the game. La Real having been playing well for a year and a half and it will be the same this evening.”