Dani García is a rock

first_imgThus, its regularity amazes and its presence is indisputable. According to the rojiblancas statistics account @DatAthle, Dani García is the fourth Athletic player in this century to complete the first round without missing a single minute. No one had achieved it since Iraola did it in the 2010-11 campaign. The other two had been Leisure (2008-09) and Karanka (2003-04). His feat in this League can only be matched on this day by the defenders Pau Torres (Villarreal), Kiko Olivas (Valladolid) and Valjent (Mallorca). Dani García meets his second season in Athletic, after arriving from Eibar Libre. It ends its link with the Biscayan club in 2022 and its performance already enters through the eyes of several suitors. Neither injuries nor cards have been with him. Moreover, in Pizjuán he played with the threat of completing a warning cycle, but Zumárraga knew how to keep himself without his performance being affected. And that is another facet in which his game has also evolved this season. Last season he saw 13 cards in 29 games, nine in the first round. This season is still going to the limit, the rivals know it well, but at 29 years old, their maturity and reading have been refined in LaLiga during their second season in Athletic. The middle gives body to the now third least thrashed team in the championship and, with the ball, has been finding the necessary pause to engage its momentum in the core. It is handled in almost 82% of good passes. Athletic started a point of Pizjuán in a high-flying game. They could be all three, but Lopetegui’s asserted their growing second half. Those of Garitano stifled Sevilla in the first part with an intense staging in enemy territory. The incidence of Banega had to be annulled and they fulfilled it anchored to a Dani García who is unstoppable. The midfielder linked the 19 games of the first round without missing a single minute.last_img