Aritz Aduriz has decided today to put an end to his career. He has communicated his decision with this message:
The time has come. Many times, I have said that football will leave you, before you leave it. Yesterday, the doctors told me to go see the surgeon, sooner rather than later, to get a prosthetic to replace my hip and to try and go about my everyday life, as normally as possible. Unfortunately, my body has said “enough”. I can´t help my teanmates the way I would like to, nor the way that they deserve. That is the life of a professional athlete. Simple, ver simple.
Unfortunately, we are living through situations much more grim and painful; the pandemic that we are suffering from has left us with irreparable damage and we have to keep fighting it, together.
Therefore, I don´t want you to worry about me, this is just an anecdote. Let´s forget about the finals we dreamt about, because we will have time to say goodbye. And yes, the time has come to say goodbye, and this is how the road ends for me – unforgettable and marvelous, from beginning to end.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Valverde: “It was a fantastic match”
The gaffer praised the overall quality on show as he spoke to the press after Monday night's thriller in Girona
Athletic push Girona all the way
Los Leones draw against LaLiga's dark horses after a great Iñaki Williams goal on the counter
Tickets for Athletic Club vs Atlético Madrid on general sale
The public tickets sale for Atlético's visit to Bilbao will start on Monday November 27
Match Pack: Girona FC vs Athletic Club (LaLiga MD14)
Everything you need to know as Los Leones get set to face the Catalan side at Montilivi
Squad List: Girona FC vs Athletic Club (LaLiga MD14)
Ernesto Valverde has called up 23 players for Monday's LaLiga EA Sports clash at Montilivi (21:00 CET)
Valverde: “This is a big match for us”
The boss previewed Monday's match against Girona FC at Montilivi (21:00 CET).
Work plan until December 3
Athletic's men's first team will use the following work schedule until December 3
Dani García medical report
The player had to leave Friday's training session
Global TV Guide: Girona FC vs Athletic Club (LaLiga MD14)
When and where to watch Monday's clash at Montilivi, from any part of the world
Guruzeta: "Beating Girona would be huge for us"
The foward spoke to local media ahead of Monday's clash against Girona FC at Montilivi (21:00 CET)