Friday July 6 2018
Berchiche targets Champions League return

New Athletic Club Bilbao defender Yuri Berchiche has explained he has returned to the club with target of ‘qualifying for the Champions League’.

The full-back joined Athletic – whom he spent two seasons with as a youth player – from Paris Saint-Germain, for whom he helped to last season’s Ligue 1 title.

“I have joined a team who want to qualify for the Champions League,” Berchiche told his introductory press conference.

“I want to play against the best teams and beat them, that’s why I have come here and to play at the highest level.

“I am delighted to join a club with such history and with their philosophy, for me it’s very exciting.

“Eduardo Berizzo? A lot of players have told me about him and I believe he can help me improve my game, I like his philosophy.

“I was motivated to return to the club and everything now is in place to have a good season.”

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