Eusebio revels in top-four La Real

Eusebio Sacristan admits he is loving Real Sociedad being in fourth place after Friday’s 3-2 win at Real Betis in La Liga.

Xabi Prieto’s brace took La Real into the Champions League places, and while that may be temporary, with Atletico Madrid playing on Sunday, Eusebio urged the Basques’ fans to savour the moment.

“We showed effectiveness in how to get a quality team under control,” the Coach said after the game.

“We were dealt many difficulties because Betis always tried to counter our game and were often in control.

“In the second half, they had us very close to the draw, it looked like they had it, but we did well.

“After 2-2, we were more efficient, got the winner and then did what we needed to do. We were smart.

“We did well this time around, with serenity and calmness when in possession, and we ran down the clock.

“Prieto? He’s something great, his talent, professionalism … it’s very nice to have him in the squad.

“We must enjoy the hours that we’re in this position for. It’s nice for the fans to be able to open their newspapers and see the team where they are.

“We’re working hard to be rewarded at the end of the season, it’s difficult to win at places like this against a great team.”

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