Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz admits he is disappointed that the Camp Nou has been selected to host this year’s Copa del Rey final.
The Basques will have to travel to face Barcelona in what essentially is a home game for Luis Enrique’s side and Aduriz, who has just recovered from injury, admits he is not impressed at the choice of venue.
“The venue is something I have an opinion on but it’s not a very positive one. We should start by thanking someone at Madrid,” he is quoted by Sport as saying.
“However, it’s a tremendous opportunity and one we are ready to experience, although I’d rather not focus on the final too much just yet.”
Both Barcelona and Athletic wanted the clash to be staged at the Santiago Bernabeu but it was ruled out after the Spanish Football Federation voted in favour of it being held at the Camp Nou.