“The victory, the best tribute to Beñat and San José” This is how Athletic titles its last official newsletter of the season on the occasion of tonight's game against Leganés. Game that will be the last as rojiblancos of the two rojiblancos midfielders.
The Bilbao club highlights in its editorial the importance of winning the cucumbers today to continue immersed in the fight for Europe, the pain of not being able to do so with the encouragement of the public and “Pay tribute and applaud and rage to San José and Beñat, who close their stage in Bilbao leaving a great mark as lions“
Athletic understands that “there is no better gift for them than the three points” and advances, although without specifying, that “the club has organized a series of actions to honor the two historical lions in today's match ”.
Neither San José nor Beñat have counted for Garitano since the return to competition after the break due to the coronavirus. The 31-year-old Navarre has spent eleven seasons with Athletic with a baggage of 397 games and 37 goals. The Biscayan, meanwhile, has played eight campaigns in the Bilbao first team in which he has played 242 matches with eleven goals under his belt.