The Athletic Club’s stadium will host some matches in the EURO 2020 tournament, being the only Spanish city chosen for this.
The 2020 edition of the EURO Championship is set to be played for the first time in 12 different cities and stadiums.
And in Spain, the chosen one is Estadio San Mames where Athletic Club plays its home games.
Former Barcelona footballer Xavi believes this is a great choice as he expects the atmosphere to be unique.
“I only have good memories of San Mames,” Xavi said according to Marca.
“They’ve always treated me marvelously, I almost felt like I was playing at home, or even more so sometimes.”
“They always gave me an ovation when I played there and it’s amazing how people treat me on the streets of Bilbao,” he added.
“What’s more, you breathe a footballing atmosphere there and it’s a stadium where you feel tremendous respect and admiration.”
“San Mames is an extraordinary football atmosphere of nobility and pure football,” Xavi continued.
“The atmosphere there is spectacular, and especially shared with Euro 2020, it makes you want to go to a game and enjoy it.”
“If my calendar allows and the dates work then I would like to be there,” he commented.
“A European Championship, and above all at San Mames, will be extraordinary, I recommend it to all football fans and lovers.”
📍🏟️ With 1⃣2⃣ host cities across Europe, you’re closer to a EURO than ever before!
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@UEFAEURO) June 12, 2019