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Xabi Etxeita “Playing For Athletic Should Be The Biggest Aspiration For Everyone At Lezama”

Monday’s match between Athletic Club and Huesca will be a very special event for Xabi Etxeita. The defender grew up at Lezama and has spent seven total seasons with Athletic before being sent to Huesca on loan earlier this summer. Now he will face the club he loves at the San Mamés and told Jorge Puyuelo of AS that it will

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Xabi Etxeita “I Needed To Leave Athletic To Feel Like A Footballer”

Xabi Etxeita recently left Athletic in order to join Huesca on loan for the 2018/2019 season. The 30-year-old didn’t figure to have a place in Eduardo Berizzo’s squad and now he will have the opportunity to be an important player for a club that will be enjoying their first ever campaign in the Primera. He was presented as the newest Huesca signing

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Eduardo Berizzo Will Reportedly Make Final Roster Cuts After Trip To Holland

Athletic Club are currently enjoying their second day of a week-long training trip in Holland. Eduardo Berizzo called up a total of 29 players for the excursion, leaving behind Iñigo Martinez who is still nursing a calf injury. Trip trip will not only serve to help the team keep preparing for the upcoming season, it will also allow the manager

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Xabi Etxeita Will Reportedly Leave Athletic And Sign A Two-Year Contract With Huesca

After playing for Athletic Club for seven years Xabi Etxeita’s time at the San Mamés is coming to an end. Going into the summer there were already questions about his future with the team and new manager Eduardo Berizzo has now made a final decision. The 30-year-old has been left out of the squad for Athletic’s first two preseason friendlies

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Eduardo Berizzo Calls Up 29 Players For Trip To Holland, Makes First Round Of Roster Cuts

Athletic have played their first two friendlies of the preseason, scoring 8 total goals against Amorebieta and Barakaldo without conceding once, and will now be traveling out of the country for their yearly week-long training trip. This summer the Lions will be spending a week in Holland which will culminate with a tournament in Germany hosted by Duisburg. On Sunday

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Andoni López Continues To Shine As A Center-Back

There haven’t really been many unexpected changes or alterations under new manager Eduardo Berizzo. The team is being pushed to play his intense attacking style, as expected, and his coaching philosophy is the same as its always been, demanding perfection from everyone. However, there have been a few surprising transitions and one player is definitely reaping the benefits. Andoni López has

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Eduardo Berizzo Praises Win Over Barakaldo, Confirms Xabi Etxeita Will Leave Athletic Club

Athletic played their second preseason friendly on Sunday against Barakaldo in what turned out to be another exciting performance. The Lions scores 5 goals in the first half to cruise to victory and after the game Eduardo Berizzo has praise for his team. However, he recognizes that they haven’t played a top opponent yet and is more concerned with the

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With Preseason Training Underway, Contract Renewals Loom Large At Athletic Club

It has been a flawless summer for Athletic Club so far. The Basques hired new manager Eduardo Berizzo, made four impressive transfer signings, and have built a strong squad capable of competing for European qualification. Preseason training began on Monday and all eyes are fixed on the upcoming season, but the work isn’t over yet. Several players are in need of

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