Burgos: The record-breaking Spanish minnows beginning to dream of La Liga

Burgos celebrate scoring against Alaves
Burgos are 5th in La Liga 2, having earned 15 issues regardless of scoring best 5 targets in 9 video games

There may also be few events when the thirty sixth minute of a soccer fit has been celebrated up to it was once at El Plantio stadium.

“We were nervous while we waited for it,” Burgos carrying director and previous Swansea striker Michu tells BBC Sport.

It was once right through an outstanding 3-0 victory over league leaders Alaves on Saturday that Burgos goalkeeper Jose Antonio Caro, referred to as Churripi, surpassed ex-Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo’s Spanish file of 755 mins with out conceding a objective in the beginning of a season.

“When we got the record all the stadium was applauding, we had the number on the screen and in the second half we were able to keep the record in our hands,” Michu says.

“It was a fantastic game and a fantastic night for us, and for the fans as well.”

While many vintage aspects might come to thoughts when making an allowance for the meanest European defences of fresh occasions, the one membership at the continent but to concede a unmarried objective this season are a long way from a family title.

Spanish 2nd department facet Burgos have made a outstanding get started to the marketing campaign which, regardless of that includes six goalless attracts, has ensured they take a seat inside 3 issues of best spot after 9 video games.

“We are thinking about survival. We know we need 50 points and we have 15,” says 36-year-old Michu, who has overseen Burgos since 2019.

“But in football and in life it is all about dreaming. Survival is the objective but of course we are dreaming like all the teams.”

The Burgos fans applaud goalkeeper Jose Antonio Caro as he sets a Spanish record for minutes without conceding at the start of a season
The house lovers applauded goalkeeper Churripi as his Spanish file for mins with out conceding in the beginning of a season was once displayed at the large display screen

On Wednesday the unbeaten black and whites talk over with Andorra, the all of a sudden emerging membership owned through Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, having long past 810 mins with out conceding this time period.

That quantity extends to 1,017 mins for those who come with the top of ultimate season, which noticed Burgos end eleventh of their first marketing campaign of skilled soccer for twenty years.

While the group’s defensive features shone via within the opening 8 video games, the convincing victory over an Alaves facet that spent the previous six years in La Liga confirmed Burgos additionally pack a punch in assault.

Although protection is as soon as once more the highest precedence, the supporters may well be forgiven for having inflated expectancies.

“We are closer to La Liga than going down and in five years we can be in La Liga if we continue to do really good things,” Michu says.

“The club is doing good, the players are doing great stuff, so if we can continue this momentum for a lot of games, why not? We can do it.

“We are a small membership and if you are a participant right here the lovers will probably be proud of you. Everybody is giving their all and we’re developing an environment – and you’ll see it at the pitch.”

Burgos goalkeeper Jose Antonio Caro surpassed Claudio Bravo's record which had stood since 2014
Burgos goalkeeper Jose Antonio Caro surpassed Claudio Bravo’s file which had stood since 2014

Michu, who helped Swansea win the League Cup in 2013, retired at 31 in 2017 because of a recurring ankle injury.

Given his first opportunity as sporting director at Langreo – then managed by his brother – the Spaniard also held the position at former club Oviedo before accepting an offer from Burgos four years ago, which he says he is “so thankful for”.

“I pass over soccer so much however I’m fortunate as a result of operating in soccer is hard when you end your occupation,” Michu says.

“When I began with ache in my ankle I started finding out soccer. When you’re a participant, you have no idea about all of the issues across the soccer.

“The owners gave me a lot of confidence and I have confidence in the players. It is a small club but it is a family club and, for me, it is the key of these results. We are a family here and the players give their all on the pitch, so we are really proud of them.”

It stays to be noticed how an exceptional get started will spread for Burgos, who’ve by no means reached the highest stage of Spanish soccer.

If they don’t concede at Andorra, Churripi will equivalent the second one department file of 10 successive blank sheets right through a season – set 52 years in the past through San Andres keeper Francisco Romero.

At that time the Spanish file of 13 video games with out conceding – held through former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Abel Resino in 1990-91 – can be inside view.

“We are doing really great. The atmosphere is really good, we are playing good football and at the last game the stadium was sold out, so we are really, really happy with these nine games,” Michu says.

“We are not thinking about the record now. We are in fifth and we want to fight for three points.

“All the groups on this department are truly tricky, however we’re with self belief now.”

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