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Does the Athletic dressing room doubt Asier Villalibre?

Miguel Castillo

November 29, 2020 | 5:00 pm

It is the conclusion of the words of Yuri Berchiche who again asks for signings and of the "negotiations" of the players in summer with Fernando Llorente

The "Buffalo" continues to score after Athletic easily saved the first match ball of Gaizka garitano against Betis in a match in which Asier Villalibre, with his ownership, was the key man in the victory. Despite not scoring, he was always where he required and was a complete nuisance to his rivals. The fans are delighted, however, in the locker room the opinion is quite different.

At least that is understood when listening to the opinions of heavyweights like Yuri berchiche, who after the game, acknowledged that he would have liked it if an agreement could have been reached in the past transfer market to bring in a striker.

Villalibre does not convince Yuri

But the Athletic side did not stop there, who clearly said that they wanted Fernando Llorente in the dressing room last summer and that hopefully it was possible for him to come in the next winter market. "We don't have a goal," Yuri clarified.

A few words that make it clear that Asier Villalibre does not enjoy the confidence of the hard core of the Athletic dressing room that, despite all the criticism, has managed to get closer to European positions again. These criticisms of the lack of goal come the day the team scored 4 against Betis.

Villalibre protagonist against Betis

Asier Villalibre was the clear protagonist of a soothing victory for Athletic. He didn't score, it's true. But he opened spaces, lowered balls, made Muniain or Iñaki Williams improve his performance and contributed greatly to the victory.

In the fans they are clear. Villalibre should be a starter on this team. At the moment Garitano has lined him up against Betis only, so we will have to see the next games to clear up any doubts. However, in the locker room there are many doubts.

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