Athletic will begin tomorrow the week of the start of the concentration in St. Gallen. The rojiblancos do a training session in Lezama today, the only one of the day (in the afternoon they will rest), and tomorrow they will return to the triple work sessions characteristic since the preseason began last Wednesday, July 7.
On Monday and Tuesday they will exercise at 10.30 am, 4.15 pm and 6.30 pm, the first two sessions at the door and the last one open only to the media.
On Wednesday and Thursday the intensity is lowered a bit, with two training sessions, while on Friday there will be a single session (10.15) before traveling to Switzerland. The Lezama bus departure to Loiu airport to take a charter flight is scheduled for one-thirty in the afternoon.
In the afternoon they will arrive in Helvetic lands, where they will stay until July 24. In this nine-day period, the lions will continue with their start-up, taking on a physical load of work, in addition to playing three friendly matches, the last two very demanding. The first will be against St. Gallen (Saturday 17, 16 hours), the second against Dynamo Kiev (Tuesday 20, 15 hours) and the third against Borussia Dortmund (Saturday 24, 16 hours). Later they will return to Bilbao.
In addition, the other friendly that is confirmed will be played on July 31, against Union Berlin in An Der Alten Försterei in the German capital. The German team was the revelation of the Bundesliga last season.
The team is supposed to Marcelino He will play at least two other preparation matches before playing his first LaLiga 2021-22 game on Monday, August 16, against Elche at the Martínez Valero.