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.”
Training in Lezama has started
Athletic Club kick off pre-season with individual sessions and group training starts on Saturday
Vivian loaned to CD Mirandés
The promising central defender will spend 2020/21 at Segunda División side CD Mirandés
Results from the PCR and serological tests taken by players and coaching staff on Tuesday
Athletic Club begin full medical evaluations with IMQ
The first-team players will take tests in Lezama and IMQ Zorrozaurre’s Sports Medicine Unit throughout today and tomorrow
Cristian Ganea’s contract terminated
Athletic Club and Cristian Ganea have come to an agreement allowing the player to end his contract with the club.
Daniel Vivian signs with the first team until 2023
The homegrown centre-back signs three-season deal with the Athletic Club first team
The first medicals of the pre-season for Athletic Club
The players went to Lezama today to take medical tests established by LaLiga’s Covid-19 protocols.
Friendly match against UD Logroñés in Las Gaunas
Athletic Club continue their pre-season preparations against LaLiga SmartBank newcomers UD Logroñés on Saturday, August 29
Back to work for the first team
Athletic Club kick off pre-season with medicals on Tuesday and training on Thursday
Athletic Club’s 2020/21 away kit is out now
The New Balance away kit, grey with red stripes rising to the collar, represents the rise of academy players to the first team