Player Ander Herrera, who will be joining Athletic Club as of 1 July 2011, has made some declarations on our following web page: “I’d like to express my satisfaction with Athletic Club for signing me up, a club and a team that is not new to me, and a city that has undeniable ties that unite me and my family”.
Also Ander pointed out that “it’s logical that from now until I join the team, that my priority over the next four months is to give Zaragoza my all, a club that up until now has given me a lot of things and with whom I not only have a professional tie, but a sentimental one as well, the priority is to stay alive and remain in First Division, just like my current team-mates, coaches, managers and fans deserve”.
In this sense he considers that it would be a personal achievement to be able to finish off the season well in the Aragaonese capital : “From the admiration that I have towards a crowd like that at San Mamés, I’m aware that over the next four months I’m going to have to earn their respect and appreciation and that such knowledgeable fans will be evaluating me especially my commitment and dedication to Real Zaragoza in the right measure. The opportunity to talk about the future will come later”.
Marcelino: “Head and heart. That’s they key to victory”
Marcelino is confident ahead of the big game against Barça: “We are very hopeful we can bring the Copa back to Bilbao.”
Muniain: “We’ll go out full of confidence”
The captain is hopeful about Athletic’s chances as he spoke to the media ahead of the Copa final against FC Barcelona
Athletic Club sets off for the Copa final
The first-team squad were applauded by Lezama’s youngsters as they departed for Seville, where they’ll play FC Barcelona on Saturday
The road to the second final (V): Levante UD
An Athletic Club fightback, led by Raúl García and Berenguer, saw the Lions qualify for the final
All available players travel to Seville
With the exceptions of Nolaskoain and Zarraga, who are injured, the entire first-team squad will go to Seville for the Copa final
Peru Nolaskoain medical report
The footballer had successful ankle surgery and will soon begin the recovery process
The road to the second final (IV): Levante UD
A draw in the first leg, with goals from Iñigo Martínez and Melero, meant the tie would be decided at the Ciutat de València
Global TV Guide: Athletic Club vs FC Barcelona (Copa del Rey 2020-21 Final)
The broadcasters and global kick-off times for the Copa 2020-21 final
Balenziaga: “We can beat Barcelona, we’ve already shown that”
Mikel Balenziaga is confident Athletic can beat FC Barcelona in this Saturday’s Copa final
The road to the second final (III): Real Betis
It took a 94th-minute equaliser and penalty shootout for the Lions to seal their place in the semi-finals