The visit to Pellegrini’s team measures the size of Gaizka Garitano squad
Athletic faces one of the highlights of the preseason on Saturday with Manuel Pellegrini’s visit to West Ham United at London Stadium (4pm. , streaming in Basque and Spanish through our twitter accounts @athletic_eus and @AthleticClub
It is not just any match. West Ham has an interesting team with an associative football, after a first year of adaptation with Pellegrini. He has managed to retain important players like Diop, Rice and Felipe Anderson, and make a couple of signings with high level. Among them, Pablo Fornals, European Under-21, champion with Unai Núñez and Simón, and French striker Sébastien Haller, record signing of the London club (50 million euros) stand out.
In addition, the goalkeeper Roberto has arrived from Espanyol and there are other players with a great career such as Pablo Zabaleta, Chicharito Hernández and Mark Noble, talents like Yarmolenko, Whilsere or Lanzini, and spectacular central couple as the one made up by Senegalese Diop and Paraguayan Fabian Balbuena.
Garitano will go with a powerful eleven, based on a call-up made mostly by football players who did not act before Numancia. There will be a spectacular presence of Athletic fans in the stands.