Leo Messi shoots in a party in front of the Athletic


In the Athletic Club already fear to Leo Messi: "we Expect that it do not play"

Published:15/01/2021 - 07:53h

Updated:15/01/2021 - 09:17h

The Athletic Club of Bilbao will be the rival of the FC Barcelona in the final of the Supercopa of Spain. Íñigo Martínez admitted that it prefers that Leo Messi do not recover to time

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The Athletic Club of Bilbao achieved to defeat to the Real Madrid (2-1) in the second semifinal of the Supercopa of Spain and will be the rival of the FC Barcelona in the big final of the next Sunday. Of face to the party between the rojiblancos and the Barcelona, Leo Messi keeps on being doubt by the annoyances that already prevented him play against the Real Sociedad in the party of the past Wednesday at night.

Of face to the final, in the Athletic Club of Bilbao have very clear that will have a lot of more options to win if finally Leo Messi does not recover of these physical problems. Like this it recognised it Íñigo Martínez, central rojiblanco. "It will be another hard party against a big rival to the that suffer home recently in League. We expect that Leo Messi do not arrive and like this will have more options", ensured, after the victory against the Real Madrid.

Íñigo Martínez also showed happy by because the Athletic Club of Bilbao attained to plant in the final of the Supercopa of Spain. "We have struggled to the end. In front of a team like this if no fights until the last minute do not achieve it", said, adding that have "an immense joy after having suffered so much. With work and sacrifice have attained what wanted to, that was to be in the final".

At the end, there was a controversial action in which the referee no pitó penalti, something that relieved to Íñigo Martínez. "It is normal that asked penalti, I also would do it. It came of a rebound that first gives in the head. I have seen that gives in the head and the same gives in the hand afterwards. It is not an action for pitar penalti, when being so much time generates you doubts, last minute, if you it pitan, you empatan puts you slope up. Thank heaven It does not have it pitado and have been able to win", sentenced.

Íñigo Martínez also agreed of Gaizka Garitano, the technician of the Athletic Club of Bilbao ceased at the beginning of month to bet by Marcelino García Toral. "The players, alas, are accustomed to these situations. It was not easy because we had him a lot appreciate to Gaizka and to his team and if we are here is by him. Now it has arrived Marcelino, that has fit well, with other ideas that it will be necessary to go taking progressively", concluded.

Íñigo Martínez was very near of the FC Barcelona

Íñigo Martínez, head office of the Athletic Club of Bilbao, is one of the players that during years sounded to sign by the FC Barcelona. In summer of 2017, once consummated the goodbye of Neymar, was very near to sign by the group culé on request of Ernesto Valverde, although finally the operation finish frustrating. Now, to his 29 years, keeps on being one of the central defences stood out of LaLiga Santander.

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