Muniain hoping for calm at San Mames

Iker Muniain says he hopes for calm at San Mames following the bust-up between Athletic boss Marcelo Bielsa and President Josu Urrutia.

The pair clashed last week following Bielsa’s criticism of ongoing work at the club’s Lezama training ground, but midfielder Muniain told a Press conference in Madrid, where he is preparing with the Spain team for the London Olympics, that he trusts calmness will prevail.

“I know there has been quite a strong mix-up but I think everything has now been resolved,” said the 19-year-old.

“I hope things return to normality and that things improve, but I’ve heard the Coach has now took training for the first time so I’m happy for my teammates.”

Muniain’s colleague at Bilbao, Oscar de Marcos, told assembled media that training had taken place as normal as far as he was concerned.

“Up to now we have continued with total normality on other pitches and had no problem.

“However, we have to leave this issue aside because it is nothing to do with us and we need to focus on playing and nothing more,” he commented.

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