Athletic Club’s captain Iker Muniain has briefly talked to the press after a painful defeat against Granda CF in their last LaLiga 2019-20 fixture. “It was a total rout”, admitted Muniain. “European qualification was at stake for them, and it showed, but we lacked intensity and you can’t let that happen, even if you’re not risking anything. When you come onto the pitch, you have to be in the game for the whole ninety minutes”.
With regards to his personal assessment of the season, the number 10 footballer regretted not having seized the opportunity to qualify for the Europa League after being engaged in that fight for the whole season: “It was a shame because we lost to Leganés the other day and our qualification chances vanished. If we take into account that we’ve made it into the Copa final, we can say we did a good job, but we’d have liked to finish the league differently, getting into Europe as we wanted, that was what we’d been aiming at all year.”