It's hard to think of the Copa del Rey in Tudela. Not only because of the situation in Group II of Second Division B, where the team bypasses the relegation zone, but also because in Navarre there is another priority before the week of December 18th. In early December, Tudelano and Real Murcia will play the first title of the season in Spanish football: the Federation Cup. It will be a unique game, with a trophy in play and a juicy prize of 90,152 euros. Moreover, the affection for this competition is undeniable, because it is the one that gave the qualifying ticket for the first round of the KO tournament.
The previous noise, however, doesn't stop the Tudelans from thinking about giving the ax to an Albacete which must exceed almost one hundred years of history. In 1935, rocks like The Vegetarian or MuskariaClub They teamed up to form a strong soccer team in the city. Since then, 14 attempts to climb to LaLiga SmartBank have been wrong. Along the way, yes, a record will last over time. In the season 2015-16, Mikel Pagola set an unbeatable record in Spanish football: From the 24th to the first of the Playoff promotion to the Second Division there was no single goal. A total of 1,346 minutes, surpassing the 1.275 mark established many years ago by Abel Resino. At 37, the goalkeeper will try to impose his hierarchy in the World Cup, despite meeting renowned rivals. Club Coordinator Javier Gómez Passes AS to Take Test of Tournament.
Javier Gómez, in the AS test:
1. The new Copa del Rey is ….
Attractive and interesting. At least it helps weaker teams, from fewer categories, to have an incentive.
2. Who do you dream of facing in this new format?
To Barcelona Or Zaragoza or Osasuna, by proximity.
3. Which Spanish soccer player have you signed up for on your team?
For Messi, although the question is very relative (laughs).
4. Choose: Reach the Copa del Rey semifinals or climb this season.
Ascend this year.
5. Define your club in three words.
Courage, pundonor and claw.
6. Define the place your club represents in three words.
Attractive, diverse and exciting.
7. What does your team play?
We are not subsidiaries. We have the style of a Second B team, a security team, stability. Take the opportunity that presents itself.
8. What is your best memory of Copa del Rey?
We never came to play against a Prime. We were about to eliminate slightly better teams two or three times, but for some reasons and sometimes we couldn't.
9. Eliminating the rival would be a feat, which is the biggest thing he remembers in football?
Everyone remembers Alcorcón or Real Unión when they eliminated Real Madrid. Or when they eliminate Barcelona. Are made that made the team of Segundo B, in Spain are not so many. In the FA Cup, there is more, there is always a Preferred or a Regional that eliminates one of the Premier. Now here they will produce more. For a party and at the house of the weak, there is this possibility.
10. The new Copa del Rey invites you to dream, do you dare to challenge if you win the trophy?
For now, we have other priorities. There are people who would do the Camino de Santiago, I don't know (laughs). I don't know what other people in the club will commit to, as the president is more prone than he is to these things. Let's go step by step, now let's try to win in Albacete, but we have to be realistic.
El Tudelano, in data
Full name: Club Deportivo Tudelano.
Locality representing: Tudela (35,593 inhabitants).
Usual stage: City of Tudela (11,000 spectators).
Category: Group II of Second Division B.
Rival in the first round: Albacete.