Ainhoa Moraza is a quiet footballer off the pitch and that is allowing her to manage with enough serenity the situation of confinement decreed by the Covid-19. “It is not easy, we are used to training as a team and doing it at home is difficult. But we have to take it as well as we can and being at home is the way we can help,” admits the Athletic Club defender. With so much time at home and away from the usual routine, Ainhoa confesses she is getting to know herself better. “In the past, I found it very difficult to start reading, but I am finding time for other things, like cooking… ,” she says with a smile.
“Coming to Athletic was a good decision”
Among the questions asked by journalists and supporters via social networks is one that talks about her Txuriurdin past. The one from Añorga played three seasons in Real Sociedad before wearing the red-and-white shirt and winning the league in her first year at Athletic in 2016. “I got a lot of jokes from people around me when I came here because all my friends are from Real. But coming to Athletic was what I wanted and it was a good decision.” Moraza renewed in November until June 2022 with the club from Bilbao and made her debut with the Spain national team in the “She Believes Cup” in the United States last March 11.
In the virtual press conference, Ainhoa recalls how she had to choose between athletics and football at the age of 11, her habits and her music before playing a match, and the economic situation that is already affecting women’s football. “It is not just about women’s football, it is about the whole of society and I want to send my support to all those who are suffering from it.” Moraza did not miss the opportunity to send her encouragement to all the people who are still working on this coronavirus health crisis.
Amaia Peña returns to Athletic
The goalkeeper from Portugalete returns to the red-and-white team after a successful experience in the United States and signs until 2022 with the first team
The Primera Iberdrola is officially over
The RFEF’s Sole Judge of Competition concludes the championship (with Athletic Club, in 5th position) with the classification existing at the time of the suspension
Tribute to Amaia Olabarrieta and Saioa González
Just four years ago today, both players, Amaia Olabarrieta and Saioa Gonzalez, officially said goodbye to the field
Three years since the farewell of three historic players
Three years ago today Eli Ibarra, Iraia Iturregi and Irune Murua received a tribute in Lezama to their long career at the club
2004: Two-time champions of the Super League
Today is the 16th anniversary of the celebration at San Mamés against Torrejón of the second consecutive league for a champion Athletic Club since the penultimate round
Women’s C will play in the Women’s Basque League
The young red-and-white team gets promoted after a season in which they have won all 22 of their league matches
The fourth Superleague in five years
On this day in 2007, the women’s team won its fourth league title, the third one at San Mamés with the red-and-white supporters
A cruel defeat to say farewell to old San Mamés
7 years ago tomorrow, FC Barcelona clinched the victory and the league title just before the old stadium was demolished
Unzué: “I think I can perform at a high level for two more years”
The player from Navarre has answered the questions both the media and her supporters asked her after her signing as a lioness was made official
The brace from Yulema Corres that carried closer to their last league title
It has been four years since the 3-1 win against Santa Teresa at Lezama, a great match with a brace from Yulema Corres