Kenan Kodro “I’ve Found A Family At Athletic”
Kenan Kodro is in a good position at Athletic. He’s quickly won over the fans, doesn’t have a lot of pressure on his shoulders, and also has the chance to learn from Aritz Aduriz. During Thursday night’s radio interview with Fuera de Juego, the striker admitted that being without Aduriz hurt the team, but that the 38-year-old looks ready to play normal minutes again.
“You always miss a scorer like Aduriz. He’s looking good and is available to have many more minutes than the other day in Getafe. I haven’t asked Aritz how he’s so good. It’s not necessary because I see him every day. He’s a born worker and no matter how old he is he’s a striker that is always going to be scoring goals. As a forward, I can learn from the best. What’s better than having Aduriz on my team.”
After leaving Osasuna back in 2017, Kodro struggled to find his footing. Now, at Athletic’s, he’s found a home. It was always a dream to play for Athletic and he’s very happy to be at San Mamés.
“In addition to scoring goals, Gaizka also asks me to work for the team. I’ve found a family at Athletic. I have been in many countries, with foreigners, and the people here appreciate this group. I had always thought about being a player for Athletic. You don’t know when or if it’s going to happen. It was a dream to come to this huge club where I wanted to be.”
On Sunday the Lions will look to keep pace in the race for Europe when they host Rayo Vallecano at San Mamés. “The match against Rayo is very, very important to remain hopeful and keep believing that something nice can happen at the end of the season”, Kodro explained. “At San Mamés we are showing our best. We are an aggressive team and we are getting good results.” A win on Sunday could see the Lions move into a tie for 6th with only six games left on the calendar.