Real Sociedad boss Imanol provides Mikel Oyarzabal injury update before PSG

Real Sociedad head coach Imanol has this evening provided an update on the wellbeing of star attacker Mikel Oyarzabal.

Sociedad, of course, marked their return to action a short time ago.

Desperate to get things back on track in the attacking third after three straight outings with a goal, Imanol’s troops welcomed Osasuna to Anoeta, for a La Liga clash.

When all was said and done, however, La Real’s scoreless streak only continued, en route to an eventual 1-0 defeat.

As much came with the threat boasted by captain and leader Mikel Oyarzabal, once more, sorely missed.

The Spanish international is yet to recover from a muscular problem, which also kept him out of his side’s midweek meeting with Mallorca in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.

Speaking to the media post-match on Saturday, the subject of Oyarzabal’s wellbeing, in turn, was unsurprisingly put to boss Imanol.

This comes with Sociedad preparing for a trip to Paris to take on Ligue 1 champions PSG in the Champions League this coming Wednesday.

La Real’s talisman, however, looks likely to miss out once more:

“It is difficult to answer on Oyarzabal,” Imanol began, as cited by Mundo Deportivo. ”Today he trained a little, but his feeling is not good.

“It’s important he’s with the team and travels with us. Even if does not play, he contributes a lot.”

Conor Laird | GSFN

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