Bielsa: Llorente will start in Copa

Athletic Bilbao Coach Marcelo Bielsa has revealed that striker Fernando Llorente will play tomorrow against Eibar.

The San Mames side face the third-tier team on Wednesday evening, and the Argentine tactician has claimed that the Spain international will start, despite fans protesting against his inclusion in the Europa League game against Sparta Prague last Thursday.

“Playing him will not do anything to harm the team,” he told a Press conference. “There will be a collective strength, fight, and team spirit.

“It is a balanced team in all areas.

“I expect a difficult game against Eibar. I cannot see it being an accessible one.”

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