AthleticTOThe new president of Athletic attended MARCA minutes after his victory in the elections
CHe was anxious after an intense day of nerves and many feelings, but with a look that overflowed with illusion and joy. As I attendedAitor Elizegi, new president of Athletic, to the questions of MARCA shortly after having managed to win in the elections. The Biscayan chef stressed that his work group is eager to start working in the club. He expects a good reaction from the first team in his first visit to Lezama as agent of the Bilbao entity. Alsointends to start as soon as possible to create a new tier of animationand take the first steps towardsnew statutes.
- What is the first thing you will do as president of Athletic?
- Gather the team and give them a hug. You have to gather these almost 40 people, really give them the hug, try to get them to sleep and rest a little bit. It will be difficult for many to get to sleep. Tomorrow sure, the mobiles, the WhatsApp and many of the commissions begin to work again, because many of them are very excited to get going. Surely we get up early again tomorrow!
- What reaction do you expect from the first team and the technical body when you arrive at the presidency?
- I wait again capacity, I expect commitment, I hope and I am sure that they are the first who want to put the first team where it deserves, but it happens in all the dressing rooms and surely, in all the benches. The illusion in Athletic is not lost, never. We all have an illusion, because let's not forget, in all the categories everyone is from home. That is an advantage and that generates an effort for everyone, but also a strength. The 11 changing rooms of Lezama, including our female, are made up of people from home. It's a fortress, listen to me.
- Of everything he has spoken during his campaign. What do you see most urgently or with the first thing you are going to wear?
- You can choose. You can choose between the implementation of future statutes. Setting in motion, with care, the first steps that must be taken to begin to create statutes of the future that, of course, do not need to be raised by us. It can be a reflection on the statutes. And two, the first stone. The first stone of that tier of animation with which I dream. I told you once, a strong foundation, new statutes and an animation tier. If the team plays a little bit of football, with those three projects I will be able to settle in these three years of work.