Marcelino addresses the transfer plan and makes the future of Iñigo Vicente clear
He avoids giving names about the objectives to reinforce the team and points out that “the club will study the possibilities of those who appear, which in Athletic is not very difficult”
ANDl Athletic is four days away from saying goodbye to the championship and starting a vacation which will be longer than usual after, due to the delay in the outcome of last year, the staff has linked two campaigns almost consecutively. The club works the incorporation of footballers and he has his sights set on Javi Martínez, whom he already wanted to sign the previous season and now after finalizing his contract at Bayern, he values a future for which he already has several girlfriends, and Moncayola, Osasuna midfielder who this Saturday will play for the first time in San Mamés.
Marcelino covered himself up when talking about reinforcements and he said that “as the coaching staff of the first team, our obligation is to get the most out of each player in the squad. there is a sports management and an economic management that sets the margins. If we are asked for an opinion, we will give our opinion, but it is not our business to ask or not to ask. Our job is to reflect on the squad and plan for the next season. We will have a more important opinion on those who should stay than on those who should appear. The club will study the possibilities of those who appear, which in Athletic is not very difficult. It neither worries me nor does it occupy me. What worries me is to be in the best possible condition to face tomorrow’s game and win it. “
The technician, due to injuries and staff adjustment, faces the final stretch of the season with a rotation in which there is no room for Iñigo Vicente, footballer who has not had a single minute since the arrival of Marcelino. The technician has referred to the position of the Biscayan. “He he knows his situation and if he is here it is because he has decided to be in that situation“, he launched making it clear that the coach opened the exit door for him in January but that the footballer, with a contract until 2023, decided to continue. This summer he will not repeat and will leave the club.
The Asturian He said he had no complaints about the footballer’s dedication and he pointed out that “I try to be fair. He knows his situation because we have told him several times. I would put him and I would like to put him, but I think there are other footballers ahead of him. And I don’t like to give things away. I want to be fair and give each footballer what he deserves, but by this I do not mean that he does not deserve it. Iñigo works and collaborates but coaches have to choose“.
Congratulations to Villarreal
The Villarreal will be the only LaLiga team in a European final this season. Marcelino He was technician of the yellow submarine and this Friday morning he had no hesitation in congratulating his old team. “You have to congratulate them. I was there for almost four magnificent years. The club, the president and their players deserve it. And all the fans, who always showed me their affection. It’s a club to which I will always wish the best. It was a great joy that Villarreal reached the finall from the Europa League. He deserves it, “he stressed.