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Jon Uriarte leaves aside Iñaki Williams's lowliness

Jesus Carames

April 16, 2024 | 5:38 p.m.

The lowliness of Iñaki Williams is not the motto of the president of Athletic

Athletic Club de Bilbao, under the presidency of Jon Uriarte, is taking an ambitious and meticulous approach with the aim of transforming the team into a serious contender for the LaLiga title by 2025. Aware of the importance of continuity and innovation, Uriarte has incorporated strategies that promise to revitalize both the structure and the competitive spirit of the team.

Template strategy

Uriarte and Valverde's planning contemplates a first team of between 24 and 26 players, optimizing the mix of youth and experience to ensure not only competitiveness but also the effective integration of the club's values. This policy of having two high-level players per position is a clear sign that Athletic will leave nothing to chance in its search for sporting excellence, guaranteeing that physical wear and tear and declines in form do not undermine the team's aspirations over the long term. throughout the season.

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Physiological innovation

The incorporation of Dr. San Millán at the head of the club's physical program is a revolutionary step towards improving the physical and technical capacity of the players. This new approach moves away from traditional methods and seeks to fully exploit the potential of each team member, prioritizing modern sports science and the latest technologies in physical preparation.

Quarry and Bilbao Athletic

Bilbao Athletic's role as a bridge between Lezama's youth academy and the first team is fundamental in Uriarte's strategy. Under the direction of Carlos Gurpegi, the reserve team is expected to not only be a hotbed of talent, but also a platform where future first-team players can adapt to the style of play and physical demands that characterize the elite of Spanish football.

Sports aspirations

With the Copa del Rey triumph as a catalyst, Athletic Club is preparing to alter the traditional dynamics of LaLiga, challenging the dominance of Spain's biggest clubs. Valverde's experience and playing philosophy will be crucial for Athletic to not only compete with guarantees but aspire to win every game, making San Mamés an impregnable fortress.

The vision of an Athletic champion

Uriarte's project is not simply a response to the club's current needs, but rather a long-term vision that seeks to establish Athletic as a model of sustainability and success in modern football. This strategic approach ensures that in addition to seeking titles, the club strengthens its internal structure and maintains its commitment to the principles that have historically characterized it.

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