Aritz Aduriz is Athletic Club top scorer / ATHLETIC CLUB

Athletic Club are all set for this Saturday’s Spanish Cup final at Camp Nou. Just a few days before the clash with Barça, Aritz Aduriz, Mikel Rico and Carlos Gurpegi all spoke to Barça TV during an Open Media Day in Bilbao. All three players agreed on how important the game will be in their careers and how excited they are to be involved in the upcoming final. “It’s the most important game in my career up to now,” highlighted striker Aduriz. The three Basques pointed out Barça’s strength and all made the blaugranes favourites to life the trophy. Nevertheless, they were not writing off their own chances and the possibility of lifting the Cup at Camp Nou.

Here are some more of the comments from Aritz Aduriz, Mikel Rico and Carlos Gurpegi:

Aritz Aduriz

“We rely on our team spirit. There are no individuals and we will look to do our best to beat a super team like Barça.”

“It is one of the best Barça teams in history. They have the best player in the world, surrounded by other great players.”

Mikel Rico

“We want to show that we can do great things with the Athletic philosophy. Winning this final would be an heroic achievement.”

“My dream right now is to see myself on the river in Bilbao on the Gabarra boat celebrating Cup victory.”

Carlos Gurpegi

“It’s the game of our careers. It could change our lives and Athletic’s history.”

“Barça is favourite in 95% of the games that they play in and that is the case against Athletic. Furthermore, the game is at Camp Nou.”


Athletic striker Aduriz thinks this Barça one... por fcbarcelona