The normal thing when the result is good is that the coach does not make major changes to the starting eleven. Even less at a stage of the season with no midweek games. We will have to wait and see what happens, therefore, in this Friday’s clash against Alavés, as Athletic will face Getafe five days later and three days after the clash against the Azulones against Real.
What is remarkable is the little fame enjoyed by some lions to date which until recently made headlines. Yuri, who missed the first two days due to injury, is slowly making his way into Valverde’s lineup. The left-handed back, in fact, completed the last two games after his return to the field against Betis in the 66th minute.
Muniain and Berenguer appeared tied for minutes played with Imanol. The captain struggles to focus due to Sancet’s projection and, like Berenguer, he should take advantage of some of Williams’ absences to become the starter.
Unai Gómez more than Herrera
Ander Herrera’s scant presence is also notable. The native of Bilbao, who has accumulated fewer minutes (61) in the wide zone than Unai Gómez (79), has participated so far in three of the five games played, none of them as a starter.
Less than the former player of United and PSG, on the other hand, Dani García (17 minutes) and Raúl García (13 minutes) have played so far. Yeray had the first minute on Saturday (22) and Beñat Prados and Villalibre tied in 37 minutes spread over the two games.
Source: La Verdad
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