“I have to finish the season playing”


“I have to finish the season playing”

Iñigo Lekue has extended his contract as rojiblanco for two more seasons, until June 30, 2025. The native of Portugal has made versatility his main virtue – he can play in four positions, the two full-backs and both edge of midfield – and he has become the club player that every team needs, especially one like Athletic.

The Biscayan addressed the media in Lezama to assess his contract extension. Thus, he will complete ten seasons in the first team since he made his debut on August 14, 2015 in the first leg of the Super Cup final played against Barça which ended in a 4-0 win at San Mamés and the hat trick of aduriz. The player is clear that he will renew. “From my talks with the club from the beginning we knew we would have an agreement, which I would basically renew,” he said. The defender has indicated that he has not heard offers from other clubs as it is clear that he will continue as rojiblanco

Biscayan is one of those players who needs to take over Balenciaga, who will retire at the end of this season. “It’s a responsibility whatever it is to assume what you’re doing balls in the locker room, in the club and on the field. For years I tried to get her attention. This is an example for everyone. It’s a style similar to me as a person and because of the values ​​it transmits”.

The player said it was a year of “a lot of emotions” personally. “I enjoyed it and participated a lot when it was my turn. I had moments to contribute on the field and others from the bench, with a pretty good performance. I’m happy here. I hope to finish the season playing on the pitch, which I love the most. This is what I need”, he stated regarding his injury. Lekue It was decided on Thursday and maybe he can enter the call to visit Mallorca next Monday, May 1.

The player also made a self-criticism about his career. “I am working hard to reach my best version. Like everyone, I have had ups and downs in my career. There are moments where I have given a very good level, my highest level. Sometimes I struggle to maintain it. My goal is to reach the maximum”, he stated.

Source: La Verdad


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