“The illusion can with everything”. That was the phrase of Arrasate that expresses the feeling of all Soria. All an excited province. A whole province living a possible dream: the return a decade after its main football team to the highest category. It is one of the humblest and most modest clubs of Segunda -the fourth lowest budget-, which without bonds or obligations has sneaked into the grand final. Perhaps unthinkable at the start of the season, but with work has been achieved by right this honor to fight the promotion.
The fans have responded again, and on the first day of sale all the tickets have been sold out. The heat that the players receive from the stands will be fundamental to counteract the potential of the opponent and to make forget the possible fatigue. Too much wear, but taking into account the goal to achieve, everything goes to the background. The renewed state of mind and the illusion still allow a last effort, although the coaching staff has worked more in the recovery than in the tactics.
The Numancia will look for a good result in this first round, although as it happened in the previous eliminatory one thinks that the outcome will take place in the return. Due to the accumulation of matches – over 50 carries the Numancia accumulated – the coach shuffles the intention to refresh the team to introduce some change in the starting eleven. Arrasate recovers players like Pablo Valcarce or Manu del Moral, who had been absent in the previous weeks with physical problems. In addition, he indicated that there will be no special marking for the Pichichi Mata against a rival in principle favorite.
For its part, at its best moment of the season, Valladolid does not want to miss the promotion and is aware that he can not leave homework for the return meeting. The Pucelano team will seek its fourth consecutive victory after closing the regular phase with the victory against Osasuna and solve the tie against Sporting with the two matches won. The goal in Los Pajaritos, according to Sergio Gonzalez, will not be the one to not fit or make a goal, but to win the game.
The rest factor, key
The loss of Michel Herrero, the same and unique that the team had in the first leg against Sporting in the José Zorrilla, breaks the schemes to Sergio González, who will bet on the youth squad Anuar to accompany Borja Fernández in midfield .
The Barcelona coach stressed during his press conference in the 26 hours after rest that the team from Soria will have, a factor that, in his opinion, counts more this section of the season than any tactical aspect. Although nuanced that does not want to hide behind it, coach blanquivioleta sees it unfair that his team enjoy a day less recovery. To encourage them, half a thousand fans will accompany the team in Soria.