Mblackberry wait a high altitude derby. The new Alavs de Mendilibar seeks his first victory against an Athletic that has entered 2022 like a rocket after clearly defeating Osasuna in the League and Mancha Real in the Cup in two games with youth goals (Sancet and Nico Williams). Vitoria is the gateway to Arabia for the lions, who will fly to Riyadh on Tuesday to defend their championship title in the Super Cup.
The coming fight in the Middle East is a long way off to a Alavs to be content with winning this match and thus ending a streak of seven consecutive days without victory That dynamic is what has led Mendilibar to the club to replace Calleja. The one from Zaldibar has a bad rival to break the streak every time Athletic have only lost one of the 10 away games who has played in this League. It was against Real Madrid … and making a great game.
The Athletic also has a bad client in front. Ernesto Valverde he has always defended it. Said what come across a Mendilibar team it was never good because it is one of those that puts you in your place. It will be 90 minutes to see if you are doing as well as you think or, really, going well is a circumstance. Valverde, now without a bench, although he has had the option of sitting in more than one, watching the derby as a fan, not in vain are two teams facing each other in which he played and one of them, Athletic, which they successfully entered.
Mendilibar will be satisfied for a few quiet hours beforehand and that the antigen results do not force him to touch the line-up as much as the day of his debut against Real. In Athletic, Marcelino said in his press conference that after a last win (1-3) it would be normal to repeat the line-up, but he also pointed out that Vencedor, whom he gave a break even on a trip to Copa, has been suffering from muscle discomfort all week. Capa, with a muscular overload, and Nuez suffering from a concussion, join the casualties of Villalibre and Yuri and will not be at the appointment.