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Menudo and Lillo unveiled before the media by Fernando Alonso

CD Numancia unveiled Lillo and Menudo this morning, "two very important players in the project" said Fernando Alonso, the club's Director of Football. Alonso stressed that both represent "the concepts we are looking for. Lillo means concentration and solidity in defence. He is a player who wins challenges, which is what we need. He will allow us to step up a level in terms of quality and make a difference in attack, and always shows a good attitude in terms of work-rate and pressing."

Alonso continued: “Lillo has a great deal of experience in professional football. He played for Eibar, where he took a prominent role, also for Sporting and Osasuna. He is a leader in the dressing room and was a priority in our project." The player himself stated in his presentation that he foresees no scenario “other than promotion” and defined himself as an "aggressive and strong player" in defence who likes to "make forays up the wing but with judgement [without leaving the flank exposed]".

For his part, Menudo comes to Numancia with his extensive experience in Segunda B under his belt. "He has always played in leading Segunda B teams, with several play-offs and more than 50 goals in the division in his track record", said the Numantino sports director. The player acknowledged that he had received other offers from clubs in Segunda but decided "the best option is a club as big as Numancia that must only be just passing through Segunda B.”

Numancia are still working on assembling the first-team squad and Alonso announced that "new additions will be signed this week", although some of them "have gone a little stale because there are several players we are fighting for who are hoping to get an offer from some team in Segunda."

In this sense, Alonso insisted that his idea is to close the squad with 18 or 19 players. A squad that does not need to be that big because "we have players in the reserve team who can contribute a lot in the third tier of Spanish football, seven of them will do pre-season training with us because they have good level and are able to compete in Segunda B".

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