Athletic Juvenil A Begin Preseason Training At Lezama
Last year was full of disappointment for Athletic Juvenil A. Despite having a squad full of talented and promising young players, the Katxorros were unable to compete at a high level and finished 7th in the table, a full 15 points off of the top spot. The club recently announced the return of Imanol de la Sota who led Juvenil A to a title in 2016 and will coach the team once again.
Preseason training officially began for Juvenil A on Thursday as the team took the field at Lezama. De la Sota has been joined by assistant coach Joseba Nuñez, goalkeeping coach Armando Ribeiro, and fitness coach David Álvarez. A total of 21 players from last year’s squad have left, including 7 who were promoted to CD Basconia. Only 7 players are returning and will be joined by 12 promoted from Juvenil B as well as new signings Daniel Etxebarri (Danok Bat) and Iker San Vicente (Barcelona).
Imanol de la Sota is joined by Assistant Coach Joseba Núñez, Goalkeeper Coach Armando Ribeiro, and Fitness Coach David Álvarez.
The 2019/2020 Athletic Juvenil A squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Ibon Ispizua and Unai Pérez
Defenders: Beñat de Jesús, Daniel Etxebarri, Rodrigo Esteban, Iñigo Gomeza, Oier López, Mikel Mendibe, Iker San Vicente, and Adrián Trespalacios
Midfielders: Ander Laka, Mikel López, Iñaki Telletxea, Kepa Uriarte, Unai Vélez, Beñat Gerenabarrena
Forwards: Nico Williams, Manex Asategi, David Hernández, Iñigo López, and Nico Serrano