Unai Simón And Unai Nuñez Report To Training As Athletic Leave For Germany
Athletic’s Unai Simón and Unai Nuñez are European Champions, having lifted the title with Spain U21 earlier this summer. Due to their international commitment, the pair were given an extended vacation while the rest of the players reported to preseason training at Lezama. As planned, both reported to the squad on Sunday to travel with Athletic for a week-long training trip in Germany.
Gaizka Garitano has called up 30 players for the trip, leaving behind Gorka Guruzeta, Hodei Oleaga, and Andoni López. Apart from having the day off on Wednesday, the Lions will have double training sessions the rest of the week and will play friendlies against Paderborn and Borussia Monchengladbach over the weekend. Spending the week in Germany will give several players the opportunity to convince fighting for their place in the team.
Athletic will return from Germany on 28 July and continue the remainder of the preseason training at Lezama. The Lions will also travel to England on 3 August for a friendly against West Ham, but the rest of the matches will take place in Spain. La Liga will officially begin on 16 August when Athletic will host Barcelona at San Mamés.