REAL SOCIEDAD NEWS

The draw for the last sixteen of the Copa Del Rey produced some mouth-watering prospects as many top sides were paired against each other.
Real Sociedad right-back Carlos Martinez will miss the rest of the season after tearing knee ligaments during Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Granada in La Liga.
Real Sociedad boss Eusebio Sacristan reserved special praise for substitute striker Jon Bautista after the 21-year-old opened the scoring at Granada.
Real Sociedad have been dealt a blow with the news that Willian Jose will miss Saturday’s trip to Granada due to an ankle injury.
Cesare Prandelli blasted his Valencia players ahead of their trip to Real Sociedad as he warned “those who aren’t happy to suffer for this shirt can leave”.
Real Sociedad boss Eusebio Sacristan has refused to be drawn into talk of his side qualifying for next season's Champions League.
Eusebio Sacristan believes Barcelona have changed their style of play recently, shifting towards less control of games with more reliance on their forwards.
Luis Enrique admitted Barcelona’s draw with Real Sociedad was “the worst game of our era” but insisted his side would “fight” in next week’s “decisive” Clasico.
Gerard Pique has warned Barcelona that “we can’t win the League playing like this” after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad.
Barcelona fell six points off the pace in La Liga on Sunday after they laboured to a 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad, who had a perfectly-legitimate goal disallowed.
Neymar starts for Barcelona this evening against Real Sociedad, despite the forward’s involvement in a car accident earlier in the day.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists “it just wouldn’t be possible not to notice the absence of the world’s best player”, Lionel Messi.
Neymar was involved in a car accident on Sunday morning, but the Barcelona forward is still expected to play against Real Sociedad.
Real Sociedad boss Eusebio has admitted his team are in ‘a great moment’ as their fine form continued with a 3-1 victory at Sporting Gijon on Sunday.
Real Sociedad boss Eusebio Sacristian has tipped Inigo Martinez to bounce back after the defender’s tough baptism of fire for Spain against England.
Real Sociedad have announced that creative midfielder David Zurutuza has signed a new contract with the club until 2019.
Diego Simeone admits he is concerned by Atletico Madrid’s struggles away from home after their 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad on Saturday.
Diego Simeone claims Atletico Madrid “play quicker and with much more panorama” with Koke in the middle ahead of Real Sociedad on Saturday.
Eusebio Sacristan hailed “the intensity and determination” Real Sociedad showed to beat Leganes 2-0 in La Liga on Friday.
Leganes coach Asier Garitano has dismissed talk of his side being under pressure following two consecutive league defeats.
Real Sociedad have given a homeless man sleeping rough outside their Anoeta ground a job on their maintenance team.
Eusebio Sacristan voiced his delight with Real Sociedad’s “great work” in their 3-0 victory over Basque rivals Alaves on Saturday.
Eusebio Sacristian believes Real Sociedad will have their work cut out when they host a “demanding” Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.
Ernesto Valverde admits “it’s always different” to face Real Sociedad as Athletic Bilbao have “a special desire” to win Sunday’s Basque derby.
Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli has called Sunday’s Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao as their biggest game of the season.
Gus Poyet fumed at Real Betis’ performance in their 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad on Friday as “this was the match I liked the least from us”.
Real Betis boss Gus Poyet is expecting a close game at the Anoeta on Friday night as his side takes on Real Sociedad in LaLiga.
Eusebio Sacristan claimed Aritz Elustondo’s red card was “an exaggerated punishment that changed everything” in Real Sociedad’s 2-0 defeat to Eibar.
Fran Escriba believes a strong defence will be key if Villarreal are to beat Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.
Quique Sanchez Flores insists Espanyol are still a work in progress but will “settle on not losing” after Friday’s 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad.
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