Athletic faces their league date with Atlético Madrid tomorrow. Appointment that in its day had to be postponed because of the storm Filomena that prevented, among other things, the Bilbao expedition from landing in Barajas. The lions had to return back to Bilbao without being able to get off the plane.
Marcelino, who had made his debut two days before on the San Mamés bench (with a 2-3 defeat against Barça on January 6), summoned his players in Lezama on the 9th to, once the suspension of the duel against the colchoneros, to carry out the first training session for the Super Cup, a tournament that the lions ended up winning after defeating Real Madrid and Barça itself.
Of what could have been the starting eleven of Athletic that January 8 in the Metropolitano to which he will possibly jump to the field tomorrow there have been two great novelties. The main and most beneficial for the rojiblanco team, without a doubt, is the emergence of Berenguer as a right-handed interior. The Navarrese, for which the Ibaigane entity paid 10 million to Torino in the last summer market, has become the team’s top scorer with 7 goals in the League plus the Cup, against Levante, which led to the advance to the final .
Berenguer vindicates himself with goals
De Marcos, who started as a starter in the right interior, alternates from a time to this part with Capa on the right-hand side. Muniain, meanwhile, has settled on the left with Raúl García acting as Williams’ teammate up front.
The other change from Athletic who was going to play at Wanda at the beginning of January to which he will play tomorrow, absence of the sanctioned Iñigo Martínez on the sidelines, affects the double pivot. Marcelino started with Vencedor and Vesga, but both Unai López, then injured, and Dani García have been in and out of the eleven since then. We will have to see what the Asturian coach’s plans are for tomorrow.