Bilbao Athletic Will Begin Preseason Training On 15 July
Athletic’s first team has been training for over a week now ahead of what will be a very demanding season. After two years without European competition, a top-seven finish is an absolute necessity. Meanwhile, Bilbao Athletic will also be chasing a massive goal this year as the Katxorros look to qualify for the promotional playoffs.
The Bilbao Athletic players reported to Lezama on Thursday and Friday to complete medicals and the team will officially begin training on Monday, 17 July. Etxeberria will be giving a press conference at 10:00am before the players take Field 8 for team pictures and the first session of the summer. The Segunda B schedule will also be officially released on Monday.
As is usually the case, the Bilbao Athletic squad will look different this season. Six players are currently spending the summer with the first team, though at least two are expected to return to the reserves. Meanwhile, a handful of others left the club while nine from CD Basconia have been promoted. The club has put their faith in Etxeberria to lead the team to the playoffs, but the manager has made it clear that his first objective is to prepare the players to compete at San Mamés.
CD Basconia are scheduled to begin their preseason two days later on Wednesday, 17 July.