President Aitor Elizegi Calls For Support And Unity From Athletic Club Fans

Aitor Elizegi

Aitor Elizegi says the team needs the support of the fans (AC)

Athletic Club’s situation is clear. The team is battling relegation, most likely out of the Copa del Rey, and have to start winning more games if they are going to secure salvation. January will be a decisive month with 6 games in 20 days, two of which have already been played. Gaizka Garitano has been entrusted to lead to the team to safety, but a difficult schedule ahead and injuries will not make it any easier.

The team has been hard at work every day to improve and they need the support of the fans to accomplish their goals. For this reason, President Aitor Elizegi issued a statement on the club’s official website on Saturday calling for the support and unity from the fans during this difficult time. He says it’s time for everyone to come together in support, which also comes at a curious time with fans divided over the possible return of Fernando Llorente.

We all know the difficulty of the situation, the challenge is important. The season demands a maximum effort in sports, without truces on the field. Every player in the first team, of course with Gaizka at the head, has taken up the challenge, training and competing hard and without rest. They are ours, those from home, and they need us nearby!

It’s up to the whole family to clench their fists, to support our staff, from the first fan to the President. It is not the time to lose energy in the environment, in support… it’s time that all our hope, our love, our mood reverses on the playing field.

It is time for matches on the San Mamés field and in the stands to last 95′. The next few weeks the team needs us together, the Socios, the media, those who make decisions and even the last fan, wherever he is.


Aitor Elizegi
President of Athletic Club

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