Marcelino García Toral promised Athletic Club will give 100 percent when they face Levante UD on Thursday night (21:00 CET) in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final fixture.
The tie hangs in the balance after the two sides drew 1-1 in the first leg in Bilbao.
“We’re going to give it everything,” Marcelino said at his pre-match press conference. “The team is motivated, in high spirits and determined to win.
“Winning is all that matters and we will give everything to make that happen.”
It will be Athletic’s third match against Levante in as many weeks. Marcelino stressed Thursday’s clash with the Valencia-based outfit, who are unbeaten since January, will be “long and difficult”.
“Levante can make history by reaching a final for the first time,” the boss added. “But we can also make history, we’re aware of that.
“Playing three finals in a year is something that rarely happens, and the team is fully motivated.”
He continued: “Levante are capable of approaching the match in several different ways and doing well, as they have shown in these two previous games.
“We have to make sure we read the game well. We won’t be lacking in ambition, personality and character.”
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