Gaizka Garitano was one of the great architects of Eibar's rise from Second B to First. The deriotarra coach firmly bet during his time at Athletic for three players who shared a dressing room with him in Ipurua first and in San Mamés later. Yuri, Capa and Dani García they said goodbye to the gunsmith technician in their own way.
The left-handed winger was, without a doubt, the most expressive of the three. In a twitter message published entirely in Basque, Yuri thanked Garitano and his team for the work carried out in Lezama. “Thank you Gaizka. In time, people will appreciate the work you have done for this club. I want to thank you for everything, you and your entire team. It has been a great pleasure to have you back as coach ”.
Capa, who issued his particular farewell to Garitano hours before the left-back, extended his gratitude to both Patxi Ferreira and Iribarren. “Thank you for everything you have done for Athletic and wish you all the best! Eskerrik asko and thanks for everything! ”.
Dani García, who this season had lost his status as the undisputed starter, was more practical at the time of goodbye and dedicated himself, at least via social networks, to retweet the emotional messages sent to Garitano by Iker Muniain and Aritz Aduriz.
Neither Capa nor Dani García were starters at Athletic before Garitano replaced Berizzo on the bench. On Sunday against Elche, curiously, they did not enter the initial line-up of the Bilbao team either. Yuri, yes; But the left-handed winger who months before had signed from PSG could not participate in the league debut of the Deriotarra coach against Girona when he was injured. Then, like his two fellow adventurers from Eibar, he was another of the fixed.