Atypical week for Athletic. After being defeated on Saturday in Los Carmenes against Granada (2-0), the rojiblancos trained on Sunday and from there, Gaizka Garitano he divided his staff into groups for the days after. On Monday those who did not play the first league game at the start, with the exception of Mikel VesgaYesterday, Tuesday, the work session had the entire staff and today it was the turn of the ten starters. Only the midfielder from Gasteiz was missing.
Unai Simon, Ander Capa, Yeray, Iñigo Martinez, Balenziaga, Dani Garcia, From Marcos, Muniain, Black pudding and Raul Garcia have been accompanied by Ezkieta and the puppies Sillero and Luengo in the return of the press to the training of the first team after more than six months without being able to witness a work session due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The players have performed a physical circuit with strength exercises, arrivals to the area and shots on goal before playing some games in which a footballer has had to rest because they were odd. Raul Garcia, Muniain and Iñigo Martinez they have been chosen.
The entire team will train tomorrow at four thirty in the afternoon with the aim of preparing for Friday's double friendly against Sevilla. The first match will start at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m. and will be played at the Pinatar Arena in the Murcian town of San Pedro del Pinatar, where the Europa League champions are concentrated to prepare for the European Super Cup to be played in Budapest on September 24. The rival will be Bayern Munich as the winner of the Champions League.
Apparently, Julen lopetegui He has preferred to schedule a double confrontation of ninety minutes each so that his players can pick up the workload. It should be remembered that the Andalusians have started the preseason late and have only played one preparation match, yesterday against Levante, which ended with a 3-2 victory in Seville after coming back from 0-2. Ocampos, En-Nesyri and the former Barça Rakitic they scored the goals.
Gaizka Garitano He only has one player out at the moment, Ibai. The Santutxu striker broke his right clavicle in training and will still have to wait a while to exercise with the rest of his teammates.
Yuri berchiche, who had suffered pubalgia discomfort since the end of last season, is already training normally with the rest of his teammates although last Saturday at Los Cármenes he did not play despite being called up. The Zarautz side was one of the most important men last season.