On the morning of August 21, at the height of the Bilbao fiestas, the Ertzaintza stopped the vehicle of a 19-year-old boy on the slope of Enekuri for alcohol and drug control, usual at that time. The driver arrived excited, euphoric, but was negative in all tests. It was Peru Nolaskoain (Zumaia, 1998). He left San Mamés, had just attended the journalists and returned home after making his debut with Athletic and scoring LaLiga's first Atleti goal against Leganes. Another goal of Muniain in the discount gave the victory to his team. "It has been the dream debut."
Shortly before, Aduriz had approached him, at the end of the game, and had given him a hug, the continuation of the photograph that Peru posted on Twitter a few months earlier, in his first training with Athletic, in which the veteran forward He ran his hand over her shoulder in a gesture that had meaning. Three years before, when he was just a teenager, Nolaskoain had written on the same network: "Aduriz disgusts me", and accompanied the sentence with a couple of insults. The Gipuzkoa midfielder, whom Berizzo has converted into a central defender, was an anti-Athletic activist. "Four expulsions and four penalties for Athletic. Chance, "he wrote in another message. "Seeing Athletic lose me the night, but I'm still glad that they score an offside goal, heh," he said in another tweet.
But life goes around a lot. Nolaskoain, formed in the Antiguoko, the same club from which Aduriz left, was rejected at first by Real, his team of the soul, and then Athletic began a work of several months to seduce him. At the last minute, when he had already decided to take the step, the Real made one last desperate attempt, but did not back down and moved to Bilbao.
I had the slab of social networks on me. Aware that they were playing against him and rectified: "I have to apologize for what I have written against Athletic. You never know where one will end. " He personally apologized to Aduriz, who accepted the apology of a boy who is twice his age, and turned the page. Nolaskoain was one of the young people chosen by Berizzo to do the preseason with the first team. He stayed. He debuted on the first day, with 19 years, and returned to be a starter against Huesca.
The signing of Iñigo Martínez by Athletic in the winter market stung much to the president of the Real, Jokin Aperribay, who ordered the stores of the club to change free of charge the shirts printed with the name of the player. Since then, in Anoeta they try to strike back. It is rumored that Alex Remiro, who has refused to renew with Athletic, will end up in Real, but in the technical secretariat they thought that the return of Nolaskoain Peru could have an important propaganda effect. They trusted that the background of the soccer player would push him to return to San Sebastian, and were willing to pay the clause of eight million euros, but the player has frustrated the operation: "I was very clear that you had to be grateful in this life and what less than to continue in this great club, "he said.
The return of Iñigo Martínez relegated him to the bench, but last Saturday, at Camp Nou, after the injury of his teammate in the 23rd minute, he jumped back into the field to deal with Messi, Suárez and Coutinho. He completed a good game. Given the doubt of Iñigo Martínez, who has tried to recover during the week, Nolaskoain points to start against Real, in a match with morbid, because the club txuriurdin He moved in the last weeks to try his signing. "I had the option of going to the Real, but I wanted to stay and renew at Athletic," the player confessed this week, after his renewal was announced for six seasons and a clause of 60 million euros.
The coach of the Real, Asier Garitano, hinted two days ago that he had hopes of being able to count on Nolaskoain. "I do not usually ask. I already knew where players were needed. It's from Guipuzcoa's profile and the Real goes to that, to have people from here, and there are not many. He is a player from Zumaia and he had everything to be able to play here, but he has been in Athletic and he has renewed ".
They will be seen in the derby. "Of course I want to play it," says Nolaskoain. In the derby, by the way, Aduriz may also be there.