Alvarez is going through a great moment of form. Your own coach, Marcelino
Toral, has recognized it. Despite this, the central defender was humble last night in the program ‘Out of
Game‘ of Radio
Euskadi. “More than the ball coming to me, I play with the intuition that a defender can have. Lately I have been quite right with my intuition and that is why my performance is being good; I am neither very strong nor fast nor of immense quality ”, said the defender, the best last Sunday in Balaídos.
The one from Barakaldo put the emphasis on the good moment that Athletic is having: “If the team were not that good, the performance that I am having now would not be so good. I try to be 100% focused throughout the game, which is not something easy but it is a virtue that I play with ”.
The player acknowledged that he played one of his best matches against Celta. “I don’t know it’s my best moment, but it’s one of the best. As the years go by, the centrals gain in experience: placement, advantages … ”, he said.
Yeray added that with Marcelino they run “few risks” and feel more free: “When I have the ball I have more freedom of movement, also to be able to get the ball played … My teammates make it easier, and that helps me a lot”.
The Biscayan also praised his two demarcation companions. “So much Iñigo What Unai They are two great companions with whom I feel comfortable and confident. Give opportunities to Unai makes the other two plants 100%. Nobody can be confused, you have to perform 100%, ”he said.
The two Cup finals are on the minds of fans and players, but now we have to focus on the match against Eibar this Saturday. “We know that Eibar is in need, but our mentality will be to go to win because we want to get hooked up and we see ourselves with confidence to do so,” he said.
In any case, the great illusion is to win one or both games for the KO tournament title: “The Cup has resisted us for 37 years. The illusion that you see in Bilbao, I don’t even know the houses and the balconies that you can see with the flags, the people with T-shirts … What you see in Bilbao is not seen anywhere. We have been wanting to play the final against Real for a year. We are psyched up and we know what we are at stake. It is more than a derby, because it comes with the Cup and we want to bring it to Bilbao ”.