Hero of the street. Asier Villalibre, 23 years, has been the character of the week in Spanish football. Hero of Athletic club with his goal on the hour at Barça which led to the extension of the final Super Cup, and involuntary protagonist of Messi’s frustration that the Argentine’s action was taken with sympathetic naturalness (“he has become angry”), his image with the trumpet celebrating the title with his companions in La Cartuja became viral. Requests for interviews and reports have rained down from all over the world in Ibaigane for a club of singular idiosyncrasy. On a global level, winning a title in four days from Madrid and Barça is a bombshell.
Decisions. But one should not be confused. Villalibre is not a trumpet player. He is a somewhat introverted boy who has worked his career. International in lower categories, the former sports commission of the Athletic, headed by Love you, decided to give it to Valladolid in 2017. It was not a happy idea because there Villalibre collided with the best Jaime Mata. The Búfalo de Gernika finished the season on loan in Lorca. Somewhat discouraged, Villalibre considered his future at the club. It was when the president, Aitor Elizegi, played a decisive role and made him see that Athletic considered him an important player for the future. Villalibre ended up renovating.
Image. Athletic does not want the image of Villalibre to be distorted. If you have taken out the trumpet, it is because it was worth it. He’s only done it three times. The first, in Granada, when Yuri put him in the Cup final. The second, very intimately, to call the locker room when they returned to training after confinement. And the other day in Seville. The club does not want the anecdote to become news. Villalibre is a footballer and, in addition, with a relevant role in the future of Athletic.
Music. The trumpet of Villalibre It is not the only instrument that traveled on the charter to Seville. De Marcos, Balenziaga and Mikel Vesga lowered their guitars and Dani García, his drums. The four, together with Lekue and Villalibre, low, have founded Orsai and gave their classmates a concert at the Barceló Renaissance to celebrate the Super Cup.
Lamiako. Orsai has struck a chord with athletics. First, a photo in the fields of Lamiako, the place where football started in Bilbao. And then with a song One Club Men, which honors a unique way of feeling a club. As one of the great one club man wrote, Carles Puyol, after the end of Seville, “If we have to lose, let it be against you.”