“There we are with six matches left, fighting for the goal we had set ourselves. Now we have to play at a high level to be able to enter Europe. We are not far away”. Gaizka Garitano has shown his confidence and strength in the press conference before the match of the 33rd matchday of LaLiga Santander that will face Athletic Club and Valencia CF at Mestalla, tomorrow, from 7:30 pm.
With the seventh position less than one match away -two points-, Garitano has emphasized the importance of the match against the ‘ché’ team, which is increased being “a direct rival”: “There are 4 points: the three of tomorrow and the one of the average goal. No matter what happens, there will be more games, but against a direct rival it is a match that becomes even more important”.
To continue with the escalation, the lions will have to face a team that is not going through a good time and with a recent change of coach, something that the coach from Derio does not distract him from his goal: “I do not trust. I expect the best from Valencia, a team that has not lost at home yet. We will have to play a good game and do things right in order to win. We are a team that has a lot of faith and we need to make an extra effort. In hunger and winning the team is a 10”.
Rivals by country: ITALY
AC Milan, rivals in the final of the 1956 Latin Cup. Today, 64 years ago, AC Milan became the first Italian rival, the first one of a total of 20 Italian clubs that Athletic Club has faced throughout its history
The most recent Athletic – Real Madrid
The goals scored by Muniain and Isco put the final 1-1 at San Mamés
INSIDE I Valencia CF – Athletic Club
Enjoy the best moments of the match between the ché team and our lions
Raúl García breaks his scoring record at LaLiga
After the two goals at Mestalla, the player from Navarra breaks his best figure at Primera, with two more goals and raises it to 13 so far
“The team is very strong”
Gaizka Garitano is “very happy, not only for winning, but for the sensations”
“This team is hungry”
Raul Garcia, great scorer at Mestalla, highlights the attitude of his teammates, “focused from the very beginning of the matches”, in order to explain the good moment Athletic Club is living
Raúl García takes Athletic into Europe
Two new goals from the Navarrese player lift Athletic up to seventh, sweeping to Victory at Mestalla against Valencia
Confirmed lineups: Valencia CF – Athletic Club
Check the starting lineups for the match corresponding to Matchday 33 in LaLiga
Confirmed date and time for the Levante UD – Athletic Club match
LaLiga matchday 36 will be played on Sunday, July 12, at 5.00 p.m.
Matchday squad for the match against Valencia CF
Gaizka Garitano has selected 23 players for tomorrow’s match at Mestalla (Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.) in the 33rd matchweek in LaLiga Santander