The Federation forces them to concentrate on Monday morning with the U21s and prevents them from doing so after playing against Efesé
Point in favor for Cartagena. Zaragoza has the losses of three pillars for Monday’s game in La Romareda by decree of the Spanish Federation. It happens that the central Alejandro Francés, the midfielder Francho Serrano and the forward Iván Azón were summoned this week by the national coach Luis de la Fuente to play several official commitments on September 3 and 7 with the U21. And they must necessarily concentrate in Las Rozas on Monday morning, several hours before the appointment in front of Efesé at ten o’clock at night.
The jug of cold water was confirmed yesterday by sports director Miguel Torrecilla and coach Juan Ignacio Martínez. Both rule in the sports section of Zaragoza and have been close friends for years, specifically since they met at Cartagena in the 2005/06 season. That year only the Neighborhood deprived the albinegros of promotion to Second.
At the gates of a safe special match for both of them, they announced at a press conference the official position that the Federation has communicated to them. Zaragoza, given the importance of these three players [emergieron del juvenil para consolidarse en el primer equipo], has suggested to the Luis Rubiales entity that Francés, Francho and Azón travel to Las Rozas in a private driver only a few hours later than planned, when they play against Cartagena.
The answer has been nil, although it is true that the hands will fight until the last moment to retain them. Juan Ignacio himself wanted to be optimistic. Last season, Cartagena already fought unsuccessfully until the end to retain the Georgian Aburjania, in a Monday meeting against Albacete.
Juan Ignacio, JIM, coach of Efesé’s golden age from 2009 to 2011, warned about the virtues of the team that Carrión now trains. «Already in winter they strengthened well and gave us problems. They have experience, youth, players with a very good resume and deal with the ball. We are not going to praise them because they grow ”, he joked.