Athletic: Unai Simón repeats in the national team, Iñigo Martínez must keep waiting

Unai Simon repeated on the list of 25 Luis Enrique, forming a triplet of goalkeepers in the Spanish team together with From Gea, starter in the last two commitments under the command of the Asturian, and Kepa, who is having a hard time at Chelsea. It is true that the rojiblanco goalkeeper barely had to intervene in Athletic’s three league games against Granada, Eibar and Cádiz. While, Iñigo Martinez will have to keep waiting. He has not been called.

In the group of defenders are Navas, Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Pau Torres, Eric García, Diego Llorente, Gayá and Reguilón. As midfielders, Luis Enrique has called Busquets, Rodri, Fabián, Merino, Ceballos, Canales and Campaña. For the attack line he has summoned Rodrigo, Oyarzabal, Gerard Moreno, Ansu Fati, Dani Olmo, Ferrán and Adama Traoré.

“It’s been almost a month since the last list, now we are in Barcelona, ​​a city that I adore to give another list,” he had commented Luis Enrique while driving a car through the city of Barcelona. They have called up two more footballers than usual due to the situation of the pandemic and because they face three games this time, the friendly with Portugal and the officials against Switzerland and Ukraine.

Iñigo Martinez he had missed the previous call-up of the national team because of some muscle discomfort he had in the gluteus in the preseason and that made him start later. “Honestly, I’ve been suffering from some gluteal discomfort for a few years. The topic could go to make a more specific preseason for me, other kinds of things. But really, clearly speaking, you should take a look at the subject and study it well. It is not normal to have the same discomfort year after year and it does not suit me at all. I don’t like to start in transit. You have to give it a spin, take it well and study it well. I would not like to miss another preseason, ”the Ondarroa man explained last Tuesday.

Unai Simon, who did not make his debut, was the representative of Athletic in that list for the UEFA Nations League matches, at the beginning of September, against Germany and Ukraine. It was the first call for the one from Murgia. Now, a new opportunity comes in the appointments with Portugal (October 7), a friendly to be held in Lisbon, and the official ones with Switzerland (October 10) in Madrid and Ukraine (13). Also with the Eurocopa postponed to June 2021 appears at the bottom of these calls.

Iñigo Martinez, the undisputed holder as the leader of the Athletic defense, highlighted earlier this week that he was waiting for the call of Luis Enrique. The one I was going to make public today. “There is a desire, the train passes once, what you have to do, the first and foremost thing, is to be one hundred percent here. Show that you can go and that you can play. Apart from the last one, I have had the opportunity to go and be able to play for the last few years. Here I am still and I will continue waiting for the call, if it is not for this, for the next. Obviously, you have to try things right here in order to go. I always like to go ”, he stressed. Stand by.