There are two cathedrals in Bilbao: the Catholic one and San Mamés, the football stadium. Athletic Bilbao signs Basque players only [a unique case in European football]. I don’t like football but I like the club’s values: work with your people, try your best, respect others, be loyal. People say it’s a pity you can’t hire Ronaldo or Messi, but I say, no, it’s a pity for them they can’t join Athletic…

Origen: The Guardian