Garitano: "We struggled to create chances" | Athletic Club
First Team

Garitano: “We struggled to create chances”

Gaizka Garitano disappointed with Athletic’s derby loss to Real Sociedad

Garitano: “We struggled to create chances”
Garitano: “We struggled to create chances”
Dec 31, 2020

Athletic Club manager Gaizka Garitano bemoaned Real Sociedad’s early goal and Athletic Club’s inability to test the opposition’s defence

Winger Portu scored in the first and only goal of the match in the 4th minute, condemning the lions to a 0-1 defeat in the Basque derby at San Mamés.

“The first goal conditioned the match,” Garitano said during his post-match press conference. “They demonstrated a clear defensive superiority because they defended well and we struggled to create clear chances on goal.

“We didn’t have a shot on target because we lacked clarity in the final third.”

With the fixtures coming thick and fast in January, Athletic will be forced to turn the page as soon as possible, starting with Elche’s visit to Bilbao on Sunday 3rd.

“We have to think about the match we have in three days time,” Garitano added. “We have to recover and prepare for the match with the intention of winning it.”

Related News
Global TV Guide: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
Global TV Guide: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
Feb 26, 2021

Global TV Guide: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)

First Team

When and where to watch Athletic’s upcoming LaLiga match against Levante UD

See more
Marcelino: “We’re focused on winning tomorrow”
Marcelino: “We’re focused on winning tomorrow”
Feb 25, 2021

Marcelino: “We’re focused on winning tomorrow”

First Team

Marcelino looks ahead to Friday night’s LaLiga Santander match against Levante UD

See more
Squad list: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
Squad list: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)
Feb 25, 2021

Squad list: Levante UD vs Athletic Club (LaLiga Matchday 25)

First Team

Marcelino has called up 23 players for Friday night’s clash with Levante UD at the Ciutat de València

See more
A big week against Levante
A big week against Levante
Feb 25, 2021

A big week against Levante

First Team

Athletic will face Levante twice in six days, starting with a LaLiga fixture on Friday (21:00 CET)

See more
Raúl García: “The more difficult the challenge, the better”
Raúl García: “The more difficult the challenge, the better”
Feb 24, 2021

Raúl García: “The more difficult the challenge, the better”

First Team

After extending his contract with Athletic Club until 2022, Raúl García expressed his intention to keep going “as long as he was up to the task of competing for this Club”

See more
Raúl García signs contract extension until 2022
Raúl García signs contract extension until 2022
Feb 24, 2021

Raúl García signs contract extension until 2022

First Team

The agreement includes an option for a further season depending on a number of targets.

See more
Berenguer in top goalscoring form
Berenguer in top goalscoring form
Feb 22, 2021

Berenguer in top goalscoring form

First Team

Athletic Club’s most recent signing is our current top goalscorer with six goals, four coming in his last five appearances

See more
Highlights I Athletic Club 1-1 Villarreal CF (LaLiga Matchday 24)
Highlights I Athletic Club 1-1 Villarreal CF (LaLiga Matchday 24)
Feb 22, 2021

Highlights I Athletic Club 1-1 Villarreal CF (LaLiga Matchday 24)

First Team

Athletic pick up a point in a tightly-contested match against the Yellow Submarine at The Cathredal

See more
Marcelino: “Athletic deserved to win”
Marcelino: “Athletic deserved to win”
Feb 21, 2021

Marcelino: “Athletic deserved to win”

First Team

Marcelino praises the attitude of his Lions, despite the draw against Villarreal

See more
Berengeur on target in draw with Villarreal
Berengeur on target in draw with Villarreal
Feb 21, 2021

Berengeur on target in draw with Villarreal

First Team

Athletic’s current top goalscorer equalised after Gerard Moreno put Villarreal in the lead

See more