He Athletic closed the 2019-20 season with the blushing defeat against Pomegranate 4-0. It was the last meeting of a very atypical campaign, marked by the pandemic of the Covid-19 and the forced confinement of the entire population, but in reality the visit to Los Cármenes It was a mere process meeting, with nothing at stake, since the rojiblancos had said goodbye to their European aspirations three days before (July 16) with the 0-2 fitted against the Leganes in San Mamés after playing more than an hour with one less man for the expulsion of Unai Simon in the 23rd minute of the game.
The first squad started their vacation on July 20, after falling into Pomegranate, and they will return to activity next week, with which they begin their last week of rest today before passing the pertinent recognitions prior to any preseason and carrying out the first training of the 2020-21 course.
The rojiblanco club reported on the 20th that the first work session at the facilities of Lezama It will take place on Thursday, August 13. In this way, the lions will have enjoyed 24 days of vacation, although from 10 they must be available to take turns taking medical tests, which will end on the 12th.
Ibaigane He also announced that this time the entire preseason will be held in Lezama to preserve footballers from displacement in this time marked by the outbreaks of coronavirus in which all the precautions are few to avoid contagions.
Gaizka Garitano will start his second preseason at the helm of Athletic after taking the team in December 2018 after the dismissal of Eduardo Berizzo after falling before him I raised 3-0. In that campaign, the coach of Derio He managed a spectacular comeback to finish the course in eighth position and in which he finished in July, he left the team as eleventh place with the disappointment of not achieving a place to play for Europe the 2020-21 campaign, which is expected to start in mid-September, according to the wishes he has expressed Javier Thebes, President of The league.