Oihan Sancet And Dani Vivian Train With The First Team Ahead Of Eibar Friendly


Dani Vivian Lezama

Dani Vivian has been one of the stars for Bilbao Athletic this season (Zabaleta)


After undergoing routine medical evaluations the Athletic players were back in regular training at Lezama on Wednesday. Gaizka Garitano led the session with one eye fixed on Thursday’s friendly match against Eibar, which will also take place at Lezama. It has become common practice for the Lions to schedule at least one game during international breaks and a Derby will help keep the team in a good rhythm.

The session began with the players working on passing, crossing, and finishing before finally playing games of 8 on 8. During the scrimmages the coaches put a heavy emphasis on moving the ball quickly, positioning, and composure. Of course, Garitano was without Iker Muniain, Iñigo Martinez, Unai Simón, and Kenan Kodro who are all away on international duty.

The rest of the squad trained normally and were even joined by Oihan Sancet and Dani Vivian who spent the entire day with the first team. There is belief that both young stars could feature in Athletic’s friendly on Thursday. Aritz Aduriz will also be watched closely in hopes that he could get some minutes. The striker has been out of action since the middle of January and is hoping to return to the field after the international break comes to an end.

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