Speaking on social media, Athletic Club president Aitor Elizegi has revealed that he would rather lose the Copa del Rey final against Basque rivals Real Sociedad with fans present than win it without fans.

People have asked the question twice this week – I’ve no doubts about it: win the Copa del Rey final without fans or lose it with fans? If we lost it with fans present it would mean that you’re all there together and we’ve beaten this battle that we’re currently faced with. I miss you all.”