Markel Susaeta “I’ve Fulfilled One Of My Dreams”
Despite winning 1-0 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Wednesday Athletic were unable to advance in the Copa Del Rey. Captain Markel Susaeta assisted the lone goal and told reporters after the match that it was important for the team to keep winning whether or not they qualified for the next round.
“We came with all the illusion in the world to overcome a score that we knew was very difficult. The team competed until the last minute. The win wasn’t enough but it’s important that the team keeps winning. It build a positive dynamic.”
It was a special night for Susaeta who made his 500th appearance for the club. LI’m very happy”, he said. “It’s all happened very fast. I’ve fulfilled one of my dreams. I can’t highlight one specific match. I would have to think about it, there are so many moments.”
Susaeta now has the 5th most appearances in Athletic history and will get the opportunity to climb even higher. He’s currently 10 games away from tying former teammate Andoni Iraola (510), followed by Joseba Etxeberria (514), Rojo (541), and José Ángel Iribar (614). Markel Susaeta is already a living legend at the San Mamés and a reference for every young player coming through Lezama.