Yuri Berchiche has answered #FromHome to all the questions that both supporters and the media posed to him through the different social networks of Athletic Club. Given the impossibility of a regular training session, the red-and-white wing player focused on the bright side of the current situation: ‘The team is getting ready to come back strong or even better than we were. Nobody likes this break, but it’s a break to refresh our legs and head after all the minutes we’ve had. I do miss training and spending mornings in Lezama, with the good atmosphere we have there’.
Many people asked him about his goal against Granada at the Copa tournament, to which the player from Zarauz replied: ‘It’s the most important goal I’ve ever scored, there’s no doubt about that. It’s the happiest and most joyful moment I’ve ever had in football. It’s not easy for a club like Athletic, with its philosophy, to reach a final. It’s incredible to be able to play with people from back home and that goal was good for that’.
Yuri has not hidden his desire to play the final: ‘I have it written down in red on the calendar and I don’t want to miss it at all. I hope we can play it with the supporters of both teams. That’s the beauty of football and it’s a historic occasion for the Basque Country. It would be very unfair if it didn’t get played’.
As for his current role in the team, the red-and-white stressed that he feels very comfortable in the dressing room: ‘Everything is about adapting. I came from a team where the game was totally different from here and that takes time. I’ve said it once before: my second years are usually better than my first, and this year I feel very good and very comfortable with my team-mates’.
Finally, Yuri added that ‘beyond football, the most important thing is health. I’d also like to thank all those who are doing their bit to help us get back to what we were before. There are very good people around us.’
Full match: Athletic 2 – Atlético 0 (LaLiga 2018-19)
We remember last season’s great victory at San Mamés against Atlético de Madrid
‘The absolute priority is to beat the virus and get back to normal as soon as possible.’
Íñigo Córdoba answers #FromHome to the questions asked by fans and the media
The 77th European semi-final
43rd anniversary of the play-off against Racing White that led Athletic Club to live its first UEFA final
Goals with own name: Tikotazos
Enjoy a selection of goals from our former lion Roberto Martínez Rípodas ‘Tiko’
Regaining LaLiga title in 1931
On 6 April 1931 Athletic became the first team to win the domestic competition two times in a row
Iñigo Córdoba, #FromHome
Send us a question for the virtual press conference that is being given by our lion on Tuesday via the club’s official channels
Argentinian teams at San Mamés
It has been 95 years now since the match against Boca Juniors, the first of the six Argentinian sides that have visited La Catedral
One more step towards the final in Bucarest
On 5 April 2012, Athletic sealed their passage to the Europa League semi-final by drawing two-all against Shalke 04 at San Mamés.
Victory on the whistle
We have a look at the goals that gave Athletic Club the victory in extra time in the last 20 LaLiga seasons
On this day, the fifth league
Today, 77 years ago, Athletic Club beat Zaragoza and became the first Club that got the trophy of the League