Osasuna is measured today with the Toulouse in Tajonar at 6:30 p.m., which will be a “more serious” test, according to Arrasate, than the contact they had with Promesas last Saturday, and which you can follow through our website.
Jagoba Arrasate has good news: the return to training of the youth team Pablo Ibáñez, who was absent from the friendly match against the subsidiary. Berriatua’s coach said on Saturday that “he has minor issues, but we didn’t want to take any risks with anyone”. To avoid scares, the coach said he would make an eleven for the first 45 minutes and another line-up for the second half.
Who you still don’t wanna risk is with the player Lucas Torrowho did not train yesterday and will not play this afternoon’s match so as not to risk and have greater misfortunes.
Jagoba Arrasate faces this new friendly match as the first “serious” test, as he described the meeting with Promises as a training session. The coach knows that the French will make it difficult for him: “Toulouse are a tough rival because they are physically powerful, training longer than us”. “Probably, it is in this match that our shortcomings will be most visible,” added the Basque after the friendly match against the subsidiary.
Toulouse has more trot than Osasuna in this pre-season. Montanier’s men have already accumulated four friendlies and won them all with eleven goals in total. One of them was against Real Sociedad last Saturday which ended 0-1 in favor of the Gauls.
Osasuna will have to demonstrate today on the pitch what he has been working on during these weeks. It’s time for new faces like Aitor Fernández, Rubén Peña, Iker Benito and Pablo Ibáñez to have the opportunity to assert themselves and find a place in the team.
Budimir, from behind
A positive development for the team is the return of Ante Budimir to Pamplona. The Croatian got permission to start pre-season later as he played in the Nations League with his team. The striker, who returned yesterday and will carry out physical tests in the coming days, will have a precise work plan until he joins collective training.
Osasuna-Rayo, September 4 at 2 p.m.
The League announced yesterday the matches for the fourth day of the championship, in which Osasuna will host Rayo Vallecano at El Sadar on Sunday September 4 at 2:00 p.m.