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Hinchas y Jugadores - Osasuna with Ignasi Torné (10th May, 2017)

You see that logo above this blog post? The one that looks amazing? It was designed by this guy, Ignasi Torné. 

Aka Naxto, he is a blogger, writer, traveler...you name it. Check out his blog here, and follow him on Twitter here and on Instagram here.

A bit about yourself and your background

As I use to say, born and bred in Barcelona. I studied Marketing, Advertisement and Tourism Management. What I do? Travel, loving art in its several expressions, read fast literature and link my life with football. This is how I discovered my vision of life, travel for football. As easy as that.

How long have you been a fan of Osasuna and what made you support them in the first place?

It is not the first team I supported. Since 4 years ago, I can say that it currently is the team that I follow in Spain, because it’s interesting how passionate every game is for an Osasuna fan. Besides, I am very linked with Navarra, its traditions and people. I really love Iruña (Pamplona in Basque) and how Osasuna fans live football there. Old football essence and you can feel the British atmosphere due the stadium, fans and the way Osasuna is. Just passion.

Given the transfer windows and the squad that was assembled at the start of the season, is Osasuna where you want it to be?

In my opinion, the team was not built of to face its return to the Primera División. The manager Monreal was fired and the idea to grow among youth and local talent has been quite noised. I consider that the team has completely changed its initial vision from the beginning of the season until now. Osasuna fans just wanted to be competitive and we got disappointing results.

Of the signings made this season, which one worked out the best/had the most impact and why?

Sergio León, he is so good.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of Osasuna this season? Any standout players?

Strengths? The fans and their passion. Weaknesses? Almost everything!

List some things you appreciate and some things you can't stand about the club management.

I appreciate the effort to educate future professional players, who are able to play in almost every club. This is one pillar that Osasuna fans are proud of.

I can’t understand the way that they’d treated Martín (former coach) after winning the promotion that no one could expect. He gave us everything, as a symbol of respect just let him finish the season. The management haven’t learn anything in last two years!

What has the mood among the fans been during the campaign? Do you generally agree/disagree with them?

I agree, because they are disappointed but still filling the stadium every home game and traveling for away games. Osasuna fans are the party!

Are there any talented youngsters at the club that you expect to have a big future?

Almost all of them are, they need more minutes to play. The supporters don’t want to sign a foreign player, we want to play with our boys!

If you could make one realistic signing for Osasuna this summer who would it be?

I would love to see back some former players, like Raúl García (currently at Athletic Club) and Mikel Merino because he is not playing too much at Dortmund.

Finally, predicted finish for Osasuna?

To start again working in Segunda División in order to grow as a club with a long term project linked with local players. This is what will make Osasuna different.

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