Mikel Oyarzabal dedicates Copa dey Rey win to Real Sociedad fans

Real Sociedad star Mikel Oyarzabal has dedicated their delayed 2020 Copa del Rey success to the club’s fanatical fan base.

Spanish international Oyarzabal netted the crucial spot kick to secure a tight 1-0 win over Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao in the rescheduled final at the Estadio de La Cartuja.

Oyarzabal captained La Real on the night, in the absence of club skipper Asier Illarramendi, before he graciously handed over trophy lifting to the veteran midfielders at full time.

Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal

This is for everyone, for my family, for my friends, for all the Realzales,” an emotional Oyarzabal told a post match interview with Mundo Deportivo.

“I love you all very much, we are champions and we are going to celebrate it one day all together without a doubt.”

The success is La Real’s first major piece of silverware since 1987, and their first final appearance since 1988, bringing to an end a 33-year barren spell of heartache at the Estadio Anoeta.

However, due to the delay in playing the 2020 version, the Basque giants will now be forced to defend their title in just a few weeks time when they face Barcelona.

Image via Getty Images

Tags Asier Illarramendi Mikel Oyarzabal

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.