De La Bella: La Real still in CL

Alberto De La Bella believes that Real Sociedad still have ‘plenty to say’ in the Champions League, despite a Week One loss.

La Real went down 2-0 to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday in their first group stage match of the campaign.

The defender though, is not giving up hope of qualifying for the last 16.

“We still have plenty to say in this competition,” he told reporters. “I believe we are able to win against any club.

“We lacked that efficiency that sets the top teams apart, but I believe we can qualify.

“Admittedly, we started on the wrong foot, but there are still five games to go.

“It hurts to lose like that, but now we have to think about the next game.”

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