When asked about the goalkeepers with whom he has competed and shared a dressing room during his time at Athletic, Iago Herrerín reflects sometimes seriously, sometimes jokingly. Reason, in any case, is not lacking.
“I keep that the best seasons of Gorka (Iraizoz) have been when I have been a substitute from behind, the best season of Kepa is when I have been behind pressing and last year of Unai Simón, which was a season, was also me behind squeezing. I always hesitate to both Kepa and Unai, telling them that in the end I am the one who leads them to the Spanish team more than anything else “
Regarding this blank year, Herrerín says that “there is always the option to play. In the end, when you are inside a club, it is not the first time that a goalkeeper wants to leave and ends up starting. I remember being at Atlético and De Gea being a substitute goalkeeper in the reserve team and in the end being the starter of the first team”, He maintains.
“In the end, football is football, it’s hard. I have played 119 games here, I have enjoyed a thousand games with San Mamés full, a Cup final, games in Europe … I would not change it for anything “, concludes Iago