The Athletic Club coach, Gaizka Garitano, has appeared in front of the media at the Lezama facilities just 24 hours before the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals clash that will face Athletic and Granada CF in San Mamés (21.00 hours).
“It is our big opportunity to play a final with Athletic”, Garitano has highlighted, for whom the pass to the final will not be decided in San Mamés: “Neither for good nor for bad, the tie will be decided tomorrow, but tomorrow you have to be ambitious and go out for them. We have 180 minutes and from the first to the last we have to be focused because it will be a very hard semifinal and it will be decided by small details”.
The rojiblanco coach stressed the role The Cathedral can play: “We need the same environment as against Barcelona, we need the strength of San Mamés. Garitano has defined Granada as a very physical team with strong people fighting for all the balls”.
Medical report of Asier Villalibre
The striker had to be replaced on Sunday due to an apophysis in the third lumbar vertebrae
The dream of Unai Vencedor
The player from the quarry played his first minutes at Athletic Club in the match against CA Osasuna and has become the fourth player to debut within the first male team this season
INSIDE I The four Basque derbies in San Mamés
Video that gathers the great atmosphere lived in Bilbao in the games against Real Sociedad, Alavés, Eibar and Osasuna in the 2019-20 season
Work schedule until February 23
Although subject to last minute changes, the first team of Athletic Club has the following plan scheduled until February 23
“We created enough chances to have scored”
Gaizka Garitano ha lamentado que la gran cantidad de ocasiones generadas no se hayan traducido en goles para superar al equipo roGaizka Garitano feels sorry for not being able to translate the large amount of chances into goals to pull back the game
Defeated in the derby by Osasuna
The team from Navarre get the three points with their only chance, while Athletic hit the posts two times in the second half
Vencedor, fourth player to make his debut this season
The player from Bilbao joins Oihan Sancet, Larrazabal, and Jokin Ezkieta
“We must focus our attention on LaLiga; it’s time to win”
Gaizka Garitano gives his view on tomorrow’s “vital” match against Osasuna: “We need to catch our breath and put an end to our winless run”
Raúl García, after the return of LaLiga: “We must give that boost”
“The team has made great efforts to get better results and the feeling is good,” says the player from Navarre
INSIDE | Athletic Club-Granada CF, one more step towards Seville
This is how we lived the first match of the Copa del Rey Semifinals versus CF Granada in San Mamés