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Balenziaga: This Is Athletic And The Club Always Wants To Have The Best Players

It has been an exciting summer for Athletic Club who made several high profile signings to strengthen the squad. Yuri Berchiche became the club’s second most expensive transfer when he joined from PSG, but his arrival will see Mikel Balenziaga play fewer minutes this season. Balenziaga recently spoke to the media and said that he is happy to be at

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Peru Nolaskoain, Oihan Sancet, and Gorka Guruzeta Have Earned Their Place At Athletic

It has been a long and interesting summer at Athletic Club with new manager Eduardo Berizzo bringing hope and expectations back to the San Mamés. When the preseason began he called up seven players from Lezama and, although that number has dwindled, a handful have been able to convince the coach to keep them in the first team. Berizzo made

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Augsburg 0-1 Athletic Club: Preseason Ends In Victory

Athletic Club played their final friendly of the preseason on Sunday against Augsburg. After facing off with Hannover just 24 hours earlier, Eduardo Berizzo opted for an almost completely different lineup. Alex Remiro and Unai Nuñez were the only two players that stayed in the starting eleven. Like the match against Hannover the Lions dominated possession, but this time they

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Aritz Aduriz Will Miss Final Preseason Friendlies Due To Hamstring Soreness

There was a bit of a surprise on Saturday when Aritz Aduriz wasn’t named in the squad to play Athletic’s friendly match against Hannover. Instead, Raúl García started at striker and Iñaki Williams also spent time in the role. After the game, manager Eduardo Berizzo was asked about the situation and revealed that the 37-year-old has been struggling with hamstring

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Berizzo: We Did Much Better In The Second Half, There Are Things To Learn From

Athletic Club played their penultimate preseason friendly on Saturday against Hannover in what turned out to be a 2-0 loss for the Lions. Afterwards manager Eduardo Berizzo spoke to the media and was immediately asked about the departure of Kepa Arrizabalaga. He was quick to point out that you can’t think about players who have left and is confident in

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Hannover 2-0 Athletic: Turnovers Down The Lions In Germany

Athletic played their penultimate friendly of the preseason in Germany against Hannover in what would prove to be a difficult match for the Lions. Eduardo Berizzo’s lineup was slightly changed from the one that started the Basque Cup final against Real Sociedad last week. With Kepa gone and Iago Herrerín injured, Alex Remiro defended the sticks and Raúl García acted

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Iñigo Vicente Determined To Prove Himself At Bilbao Athletic Despite Loan Offers From The Segunda

It wasn’t a surprise when Iñigo Vicente was called up to train with the first team this summer. The 20-year-old had shattered several Lezama scoring records and had played a vital role in Gaizka Garitano’s Bilbao Athletic team the previous season. While competing in friendlies with the senior squad the forward was able to show his well-rounded abilities so it

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Iago Herrerín Diagnosed With Severe Biceps Injury, Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks

After seeing Kepa Arrizabalaga leave for Chelsea it was up to Iago Herrerín to pick up the baton as Athletic’s starting goalkeeper. Things did not get off to a great start when he suffered a muscle injury during Thursday’s training session. The 30-year-old left the field in obvious pain and headed to undergo tests to determine the severity, which does

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