Sociedad won the Copa del Rey with a valuable victory against Bilbao.
Imanol Alguacil expressed his happiness and pride after winning Real Sociedad's first trophy since 1987 by defeating Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.
defeated Athletic Bilbao in the first final between the two teams with a single goal by Michel Oyarzabal from the penalty spot in the second half. The game was played 350 days later than previously scheduled due to a coronavirus pandemic. Now Imanol praised his players and expressed his pride.
"As a manager, you can imagine I am very proud,"
Imanol told reporters.
"I have a great feeling. This week, my uncle died from COVID. We received so many messages during these two weeks from all over Gipuzcoa.
"The suffering of my family, there are so many things. When I left yesterday, I was crying after receiving a video from my family members. There so many feelings. I am very happy, super proud to be the manager of this Real Sociedad that have made history, as we said yesterday.
"It would not have been possible without the support of the fans. Thanks to everybody. There so many emotions. I was in the third division with almost half of this squad four or five years ago fighting around the stadiums of Vizcaya.
"You can't imagine the emotion I can feel in this moment for being able to make the fans happy."