Off to visit Osasuna today, who currently sit bottom of the table. Osasuna is easily the least remarkable club in La Liga. It seems like they get promoted or relegated every other year, but I couldn’t tell you any good player who came through their system. I couldn’t even tell you what color their jerseys are. A quick check at their roster only shows three names that I recognize: Oriol Riera, Fran Merida and Emmanuel Rivieire (who is only remarkable for being the most hopeless striker to ever grace the English Premier League).
That said, it’s still a road game and we managed to lose to Granada so we can’t be getting cocky. We’ll be missing both of our primary attacking creators, with Nasri and Vitolo out. Ganso is also out hurt somehow even though he hasn’t played in what feels like weeks. Correa is healthy enough to make the squad and Kiyotake is included (PLEASE GIVE HIM SOME MINUTES). Soria is the second keeper over Sirigu, who is running away with the most useless signing of the season award, despite a strong field of contenders.
Does anybody know what’s going on with Tremoulinas? He’s been back training for well over a month now. I don’t know if he’s fully fit but the whole situation is really weird. There were some rumors linking him with a move to Benfica last week. Oh, and I saw Gael Kakuta signed with Depor. Remember him?
Here’s the full squad list:
Rico, Soria, Mariano, Mercado, Rami, Nico, Lenglet, Escudero, Iborra, Kranevitter, Nzonzi, Kiyotake, Mudo, Sarabia, Correa, Jojo (is this what we’re calling him?), Ben Yedder and Vietto