After being out of action for 2 months it was great news for Real Sociedad fans that Xabi Prieto got over half an hour of action under his belt in Saturdays game against Celta Vigo. Today he spoke to the press and said "i'm happy to be back and fell no ill effects" and also indicated he is ready to play a full 90 minutes. During the month of December Real Sociedad will play at home twice, firstly against second from bottom Alicante followed by an away trip to Albacete and then finishing Decembers schedule at home to Salamanca. Xabi feels its more than possible to climb the table before the end of the year - "If we have three positive results before Christmas, this will move us up. It will not be impossible to win the two at home then sneak something away".
Necati Ates told the press today "each day i feel better, i like to fight to the last moment". Necati hasn't found the back of the net yet for the club and knows their is responsibility but no-one at the club can doubt the effort and sacrifice he makes for the team. He went on to echo Prieto's comments - "the club has the ability to rise to the top of the league".
Only time will tell if Necati can end his goal drought but if he can come into some goalscoring form starting against Albacete this weekend, it might be the spark for more goals to come and could give the club a massive boost for its promotion ambitions.
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