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“We have to keep playing the Cup with the same intensity”

Iago Herrerín reviews the draw that has paired Athletic with Elche and Sunday’s league match against Celta

“We have to keep playing the Cup with the same intensity”
“We have to keep playing the Cup with the same intensity”
Jan 14, 2020

As soon as has been announced the result of the draw that has paired Athletic with Elche for the final of sixteen for the King’s Cup, Iago Herrerín has appeared in front of media in the press room of Lezama.

As soon as the result of the draw for the round of sixteen of the King’s Cup that has paired Athletic Club with Elche CF was known, Iago Herrerín appeared before the media in the press room of Lezama. “Actually, the balls were passing and there were already rivals with a big reputation,” admitted the goalkeeper, who has been the first goalkeeper in both matches of the competition so far. It is a well-known field because we have played there recently against Intercity. We should be careful with Elche because anything can happen in a match; this format does not allow you to make any mistakes. But we have already played in this Cup with 3rd division teams and we have taken it very seriously. We have to keep doing it like this from minute one.

Herrerín also made reference to his individual performance this season: “I am playing in the Cup, but I cannot accommodate that role either. Of course, we all want to play more, and this is the coach’s decision. I also have to be objective and when a team-mate is at a terrible level and in good condition, it is more difficult. My mission is to train to the maximum and get as close as possible to Unai so that when it is my turn, I will be there.

Regarding Celta, Athletic’s next opponent (San Mamés, Sunday, 6.00pm), the red-and-white goalkeeper has highlighted the virtues of the Galician team: “They have great players and they have incorporated high quality footballers. It is true that they are not getting the results they thought, but they are very dangerous, and they already showed it in the first round. But we are well at home, we have become strong in San Mamés and we will plan an intense game to achieve the three points.

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