With the top of the table still within reaching distance, every game is huge. Dreams are alive and well even while we remain only distant dark horse contenders. But Real let two points drop against Javi Varas yesterday and today is a chance to climb ever closer.
Bilbao is a team that always makes me nervous. Their organized, tough, play with passion, and typically have a lot of talent. By their standards, their season has been… meh. Their form away from home hasn’t been great, and supposedly they are missing some key players. But that doesn’t truthfully make me fear them any less. They’ll be dangerous and this will be a battle, particularly because we are missing a number of our own players. Perhaps all four of Vitolo, Sarabia, Pareja, and N’Zonzi can be considered first choice starters at this point. So other guys are going to need to step up bigtime.
Not much more to add, but exciting times. Lets hope we can go out there and get the result we’re looking for. Any less than three points will be a huge disappointment.