The 36-year-old, who retired in 2018, believes that La Real will continue the form that they showed before the coronavirus-enforced break in the last 11 matchdays.

Odegaard makes Prieto optimistic

Ex-Real Sociedad captain Xabi Prieto is confident that his old side will be able to hold in hands such as Mikel Oyarzabal and Real Madrid Ioanee Martin Odegaard for at least one more season. The 36-year-old, who retired in 2018, believes that La Real will continue the form that they showed before the coronavirus-enforced break in the last 11 matchdays. “I don’t know how things are with Odegaard, but whenever I hear his speech, he makes me optimistic. Since he seems very settled in San Sebastian,” Prieto told journalists. That, ahead of the chances of playing in Europe next year, could also greatly influence his decision. And we hope that we can enjoy another year of watching Odegaard playing for Real Sociedad.”

Prieto believes that the suspending of football will affect each team equally. So that no one will win or suffer from a three-month break. “There will be consequences, but each team will be in the same situation. And each team had the same part of the time to prepare,” Prieto emphasized. As for the new rule of five substitutes, which should give coaches an entirely new dimension in football. Prieto believes that, with the fixture pile-up that will happen in June, this can only be a positive. “The manager will like the change, and it is a good decision,” he said.