Elizegi: “That Moncayola and Javi Martínez join the sports project is not my question”
ANDl Athletic is in the task of shaping the squad with which he will face the next course. Aitor Elizegi is silent on the incorporations. “Moncayola and Javi Martínez enter the philosophy, it is clear, but that they enter the sports project is not my question. Our coach and sports director are working to form a staff that must be framed in a balance of salary and budget”, explained. The rojiblanco leader avoided positioning and hiding in the decisions they make in this regard Marcelino and Rafa Alkorta.
The sports management will have a busy few weeks because Marcelino did announce that he wants a short staff. Elizegi referred to the adjustment plan and highlighted that “there are several positions in which we still have to continue working to create that competition, but it is again the job of the sports management to decide who these players are. “
The president addressed different club matters at the press conference he offered this Wednesday noon in San Mamés, where Vice President Mikel Martínez and six other members of the Board of Directors followed his intervention in the first rows of the room. Elizegi nor has hesitated when it comes to qualifying as “bittersweet” the balance of the season just ended. “For me this season has to be set in 15 months, because it begins in March 2020 (with the pandemic). There have been saw teeth and in the League we have once again created expectations that we have not met because we have not reached the goal of Europe . For the next one we will again demand work and results We need a leap of demand and demonstrate the ability for more months. It is not enough to show high levels only against Sevilla, Real Madrid, Atlético … Internal reflection is of concern, you have to maintain the level for longer “.
Joseba Etxeberria and the first team
The club enters June without having the Bilbao Athletic bench closed after Joseba Etxeberria, who had the opportunity to continue having fulfilled a clause of his contract, resigned to continue to seek accommodation in another club. The president thanked Etxebe for his work and also noted that he would like to see him lead the first team one day. “Hopefully one day the paths of Joseba Etxeberria and the first team will cross,” he said..
The Athletic president praised the work of Etxeberria “who is endorsed by his work in the subsidiary. He came to train players, which is what a coach at Bilbao Ahletic has to do and he has more than fulfilled. His work has been brilliant and we are looking for a coach with that profileThat he is capable of making the players better because he plays a fundamental role in trying to make the transition from an amateur to a professional player a reality “.