Unai Simon plans to spend his entire career at Athletic Club
Athletic Club seem to have a knack for passing goalkeepers like no other team in Spain. When they sold Kepa Arrizabalaga to chelsea, he became the most expensive goalkeeper in the world. They replaced him with the ‘keeper who would be the next Spanish number one.
The good news for Athletic fans is that he plans to stay for a long time.
“I would like to continue for many seasons, to retire in a sporting sense in this team, which for me is a second family, it is not for nothing that they say that we are a different club.”
“I’ve always thought that the world of professional football is very capricious and you never know what the future holds,” he said. Diario AS.
Simon hasn’t been without criticism for Spain either. In recent games, he has once again shown uncertainty when he had to leave his box to sweep behind the defence.
Luis Enrique defended his keeper virulently in the press and it’s something Simon is aware of but feels he can handle.
“Mental capacity is fundamental to assimilate that football is a game of mistakes and successes.”
Simon’s ability to overcome mistakes and show mental toughness in the face of adversity might just be what attracts Luis Enrique as a goalkeeper.