Lekue’s Maturity

Lekue has become a sure value in Bilbao. His versatility on both sides and even as a winger if the occasion requires it make him a candy for the coaches who have gone through Athletic. Lately he has been the replacement for De Marcos on the right, since Capa has not counted for Marcelino and neither for Valverde. And before Yuri’s ordeal of injuries and illnesses, if Balenziaga is not there, the chosen one is also Iñigo.

The youth squad player will have the opportunity to play the 200th official match with Athletic next Thursday against Betis at Benito Villamarín. Lekue (Bilbao, 1993) arrived in Lezama in the summer of 2012 to join Basconia after training in the Danok Bat youth system. Three years later, on August 14, 2015, he made his debut with the first team under Valverde in the first leg of the Super Cup that the Bilbao team ended up winning. Since then, the Deusto defender has played 150 league games, 21 in the Copa del Rey, 25 in the Europa League and 3 in the Super Cup, in which he has scored 4 goals.

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“Sometimes they say that if Lekue plays, he does it because there are rotations or injuries. It seems that I am more of a patch than a regular player”recently launched the Deusto defender, who values ​​his performance in an Athletic installed in the Champions League: “This year I am playing at a good level, and I don’t have to excuse myself or be vindicating myself in every game either”, he concludes in an interview and

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For his part, Berenguer (Barañain/Navarra, 1995) is celebrating his third season at Athletic after signing up in October 2020 from Italian Torino. Since his debut as a rojiblanco a couple of days after his signing, on October 4 in Mendizorroza, the Navarrese striker has played 82 league games, 13 in the Cup and 4 in the Super Cup, scoring 17 goals.

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