After two and a half months in the dry dock, Aitor Buñuel is counting down the days to feel like a footballer again. The right-handed side of Almería is already exercising with the group and is waiting to receive medical discharge, the last step to return with the elastic from Almeria after partially breaking the anterior cruciate ligament on the fifth day in Ponferrada, with the subsequent conservative treatment that prevented him from undergoing surgery. “I am in the last phase of recovery, training with the group and progressively entering the tasks. Medical discharge will depend on how the knee is evolving “, explains the one from Tafalla.
Buñuel, who started four of the first five days, is aware that now it is difficult for him to get a place in Rubi’s eleven. “Almería is a team that always aspires to try to move up and we are a competitive squad for the team to grow. Juanjo and Pozo are great players “, explains the defender, who aims to enter the list next Tuesday (9:00 pm) in Águilas. “After such a long process it is good not to rush. I do not think it will be for the next call, we will see for the Cup if it is possible. It has been a process in which I have seen that darker side of football that allows you to mature as a player and as a person, “he says.
“We have created a very solid foundation and a very good group has been created at a professional level to achieve the objectives. This year we have a very differentiated and concrete idea of the game. We are a solid, humble and hard-working block. That is the big difference”, continues the full-back, who expects his team to achieve the eighth consecutive victory next Saturday. “If we have 40 points it is because we have deserved them. We thought about doing things well day by day and we could not be happier for the team’s trajectory and have that figure to be at the top of the table. We want to continue with the streak. and win “expires.
Robertone tests himself with the group
Another name that Rubi will soon be able to count on is that of Robertone, who has already commented on working out with the group in some exercises. The Argentine midfielder suffered a ligament injury in the hamstrings of his right leg at the beginning of October in the match against Las Palmas and is also about to leave the infirmary. Almería, who will receive Huesca next Saturday at 18:15, will train this Thursday and Friday, behind closed doors, in the Stadium of the Mediterranean Games.