Athletic said goodbye to the League thinking it was the semifinal of the Cup


Athletic said goodbye to the F League this morning in Lezama with the visit of Villarreal (12 hours) and nothing is at stake in the regularity tournament, but the game has to serve to get the best feelings for the appointment The most important event of the season, the Cup Final Four next week at the Butarque stadium in Leganés. “The most important and sufficient thing is to achieve a victory in Lezama to arrive with the best sensations. We want to give our people and ourselves a good end to the League. We are enjoying and, in that sense, the good run we are experiencing is that we are able to face the challenge of the final four with ambition,” he stated. Iraia Iturregi regarding the streak of two draws and four consecutive victories that were linked before last Saturday’s defeat at the visit of Barça, an invincible rival. Villarreal must draw or win to certify safety, with Alavés, Alhama and Sporting de Huelva also fighting.

The rojiblanco team finished the season well, but at times they suffered with a very young team that points to a bright future. The Loiu coach made an honest assessment of these nine months of regularity tournament: “There is only one league game left and, personally, I am not happy with the position in which we find ourselves. We made a move with 16 U-23 players and the results will come in the short to medium term. I am a demanding coach and I would like to be higher up”.

Almost all eyes are on the semifinal against Real Madrid next Wednesday at nine o’clock in the evening. The Cup is a tournament that competes with the rojiblanco club. “In almost three days we played a title that was not in Athletic’s showcases. It is a trophy that we expect and want to bring to Bilbao, because of what it means for the club and for the fans,” he concluded. iturregi.

Source: La Verdad


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