This week’s virtual press conferences have begun with Dani García in the lead. The footballer from Zumarraga has answered the questions asked by the media and supporters through our different official social networks.
“I have found a family at Athletic. I never thought that it had such a media impact or that there were so many fans around the world: every time we have gone, in pre-season, to England, Germany, Holland, anywhere in Spain… you cannot imagine all the people that are waiting for you in the hotel. Where do they come from?!” This is how Dani García wanted to demonstrate one of the main characteristics of this club: the great support it receives wherever it goes.
In his “most regular season“, the midfielder is a regular in Garitano’s line-ups. “Gaizka is the coach who has influenced me the most. I was one of the youngest in Eibar, I arrived at a veteran team, he trusted me in Second B, he gave me continuity in Second and then in First. He got me where I am today.”
The final of the Copa del Rey reached after the match in Granada that Dani García missed due to a sanction has not been dated yet. But the player from Zumarraga hopes to “play it with public“. In the event that Athletic wins the trophy, he has a clear dedication: “To my father, who has always accompanied me to all the matches and tournaments I had since I was a child, and he deserves the title as much as I do.”
Dani García admits that he has not had “a clear reference point” in the world of football but has looked “at people who played in midfield, who could be like me: Makélélé, Busquets, Bruno, Iturraspe…“