21st Century Cracks: Turrientes, the new Xabi Alonso de la Real
Football was instilled in him from a young age. Roberto, his father, was part of the Beasain squad that achieved promotion to Second B in the 1991-92 season. In fact, he was the captain of that team. In his childhood, Beñat was always hit by a ball and well advised by his father.Real Sociedad, aware of the enormous potential it has, shielded him last September: renewed until 2025. The extension of his contract was published on the club’s website with a photo in which he posed with Aperribay in Anoeta, in a sample of how important this player is in the club. As usual when a player stands out at Real, his name soon began to be associated with Athletic. Given these rumors, in San Sebastián they hit the table to ensure that Turrientes continues for many years defending the Real shirt. At the moment he is one of the leaders of Juvenil A, but it will not take him long to go to the branch. There he will meet Xabi Alonso. Teacher and student will soon unite their paths … The Royal Society is, historically, a magnificent factory of midfielders. In recent years, the main reference for this prolific quarry has been Xabi Alonso, who triumphed in San Sebastián to later do so also in Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern. Later Illarramendi arrived and now in Zubieta they already have another midfielder marked in red: Beñat Turrientes (Beasain, Guipúzcoa, 2002).It is an organizing midfielder, with a long journey. A profile very similar to that of Xabi Alonso, although with a little more arrival. It can operate in both the role of ‘6’ and that of ‘8’. On the defensive parcel he has an innate ability to always be well placed, anticipating the rival’s move to cut passes and accumulate recoveries. In the organization, he always offers help, has a good vision of the game and a long displacement that makes him unpredictable in construction. It also has a good shot when it looks out into the area.