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Moyes 'intensity' working at Socieded

David Moyes has brought a new level of intensity and ambition to Real Sociedad since the former Manchester United and Everton manager took over as coach, defender Inigo Martinez said on Thursday.

Moyes replaced the sacked Jagoba Arrasate at the Basque club, who are struggling in 15th place in La Liga, and they play their first game under the Scot's orders at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

Martinez said Moyes has transformed training sessions since arriving in San Sebastian last week and it was up to the players now to translate his orders into success on the pitch.

"Above all it is the intensity he brings to training, in the aggression he demands," Martinez told a press conference when asked how things had changed since Moyes took over.

"He is really on top of everything, he pressures you constantly from the side of the pitch and this is something that motivates players," added the centre back. "The intensity we are seeing now was not there before and we need to learn everything he knows and then put it to use at the weekend."

Saturday's match against Depor at the Riazor is a good chance for Moyes to begin his career in Spain with a win to follow up the 2-1 victory at home to champions Atletico Madrid in their last outing.