When Athletic beat Barça in the Super Cup final, Marcelino had just landed in Bilbao and Berenguer occupied a place on the bench. The Navarrese, it seems, was not at all convinced by the possibility of having to practice internal law. He preferred to play on the other side or even behind the striker.
The Asturian coach was realizing the true level of the last signing of the Ibaigane club, so he chose to place him as a right-handed interior. Before, yes, he had to convince his player that his position could be more there than on the other side. Berenguer He began to perform at a good level and to see the goal.
Last Saturday, in the final against Barça, he started close to the right wing, but after Muniain’s change he changed to the left until the coach chose to withdraw him to give Vesga entry and move Unai López to that left wing. Coincidence or not, the truth is that Koeman’s men opened the scoring just five minutes later of the substitution carried out by Marcelino. Messi, De Jong and company found a real corridor.