Real Madrid La Real welcome the champions
Real Sociedad’s Alex Remiro is relishing the challenge of going up against Real Madrid on Sunday.
La Real welcome the reigning LaLiga Santander champions to the Reale Arena in their second game of the campaign and the visitors’ first.
“I think we’re trained to think more about ourselves than the upcoming opponent,” Remiro said.
“Real Madrid are Real Madrid – a top quality team, who have lots of difficult players to face but, if we do things well, we’re going to make it very difficult for them.
“We want to go toe-to-toe with them, without fear.
“When I played at the [Estadio Santiago Bernabeu] last season, you realise that this is Real Madrid, but you have to think about yourself and do your best.
“That could have extra motivation because it’s their first game, but we’re looking at it as our second. We want our first win and to have good feelings.”
David Silva could make his debut for La Real on Sunday having worked with the team in recent days.
“He’s done all the training [sessions],” Remiro said.
“He’s a top quality player that can really make the difference and that’s going to help the team be what it was again, especially going forward.
“He’s going to give us a lot when it comes to playing in the final third.”
Silva has arrived at Real Sociedad to replace Martin Odegaard, who has returned to Real Madrid.
“Before the game, we’ll welcome him with all the love in the world,” Remiro said about the Norwegian.
“During the game, if he plays, we’ll go to the death because I’m sure he’s going to cause us a lot of problems if he plays.”