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Julen Agirrezabala will play tomorrow in San Mamés

Jesus Carames

May 18, 2024 | 6:00 p.m.

The Athletic Club coach, Ernesto Valverde has confirmed that Julen Agirrezabala will play in the next match. "I don't know if he's going to be from the start or later, but he's going to play," Valverde declared, making it clear that the young goalkeeper will have the opportunity to play him on the field.

Recognition of Effort

Valverde has explained that the decision to play Julen is not only based on tactical reasons, but also on a desire to recognize his effort and dedication. «I want it to receive recognition from the people. He has been our goalkeeper in the Cup. In the League he has played away from home and I want the public to recognize it », stated the technician.

Julen Agirrezabala has been a fundamental piece in the team's success in the Copa del Rey and has proven his worth in League matches played away from home. Valverde considers it important that the young goalkeeper feels the support and appreciation of the fans in San Mamés, something that can strengthen his confidence and motivation.

Support for Unai Simón and Strategy in the Zamora Trophy

In addition to the recognition of Julen, Valverde has also pointed out a strategy related to the Zamora trophy, which is awarded to the goalkeeper with the fewest goals scored in the League. "This is how he helps his teammate Unai Simón win the Zamora trophy"Valverde commented.

Unai Simón has had an excellent season and is in contention for the prestigious trophy, and Julen's participation in this match could be key to maintaining Simón's good position in the standings. By resting Simón, Valverde ensures that the starting goalkeeper remains fresh and in the best possible condition for the remaining decisive matches.

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