The Athletic Club coach, Ernesto Valverde, addressed concerns about the physical condition of the Williams brothers after they were unable to finish the League match against Mallorca. This comes ahead of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Atlético de Madrid on Wednesday.
Valverde explained that Nico had a minor groin discomfort after a play early in the second half. Despite appearing to recover, he was ultimately substituted in the 68th minute. His brother Iñaki also requested a change in the final minutes of the game due to a foot discomfort.
Valverde reassured fans that Iñaki’s issue was minor, and he seemed calmer about the situation with the Ghana international. He did not rule out either of the two forwards for the upcoming Copa del Rey semifinal.
The Athletic Club will face Atlético de Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals at Cívitas Metropolitano on Wednesday. Despite concerns about the Williams brothers’ physical condition, Valverde remains hopeful that they will be available for the crucial match.
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