Kike García, the ‘chump currela’ that Eibar clings to

He is not a striker on whom the spotlight is usually centered. Rather, he is one of those lifelong scorers who has painstakingly established himself on a modest small-town team and does not routinely make headlines. A “chump currela”, as he defined it Mendilibar. But at 31 years old and when the league championship is already dying Kike Garcia has appeared as the last lifeline of a Eibar that it is very difficult to save the category this year. His three goals at Alaves, in a direct and vital duel, they revive the minimal options that the Basque team had left.

And it wasn’t just any three goals. In the first, he resolved a commotion by accommodating the ball twice with his chest and shooting Pacheco. The second was a true ‘goal keeper’, stretching his leg to place a low center from the left of the goalkeeper away from the goalkeeper’s reach. Foundling. And the third was a work of art. He received the ball heeled to the left of the area, raised his head without finding a pass to a teammate and when he could not find it, he decided to masterfully touch the ball to place it with a thread on the back post. A marvel.

The one of Kike It was the first ‘hat trick’ he achieved as a professional and the first also by a footballer of the Eibar in all its history in First division. The one of Motilla de Palancar (Cuenca) He has already scored 12 goals this season, a not inconsiderable figure considering that he is the bottom of the championship. In fact, only Gerard Moreno Y Iago Aspas they surpass him as national scorers. In addition, he has scored the last five goals for his team. Apart from the three to the Alaves, made one useless before him grenade (4-1) and another that served to add a point in San Mamés before him Athletic (1-1).

After the meeting, he was happy. “We are going to give up our lives for the club’s permanence in the First Division. We knew it was a final, that we needed to get three points back at home and now we have to continue ”, he said.

Kike García’s hat trick against Alavés





His trainer, Jose Luis Mendilibar, also spoke of him. “He gives you everything he has. Sometimes he is wrong, sometimes he rushes, sometimes he wants to do too much. But I prefer that to the one you have to be telling him all the time to wake up. He already has a few goals for the team and I hope he continues to score goals to help the team save themselves. At Kike we always see work, work and work, but you are looking at the goals he has scored this year and I think he has also scored quality goals. I think Kike’s work is always there. Kike is a currela chump, there are times when you can kill him for the things he does, but everything he does is done with the team in mind. It can be confused, but he does it thinking about his partner and from the one who gives you everything he has, you cannot ask for more. We must congratulate him for the work he has done and for the goals he has done, but he knows that he is in the First Division not because of the goals, but because of the work he does. He will be able to spend more years in the First Division because he is that stubborn and is not going to stop. So, even if it is not correct, it will give you things, “he said. Better definition, impossible.