NEWS
Monday January 28 2013
‘Athletic back? Not yet’

Marcelo Bielsa downplayed the value of Athletic Bilbao’s 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid, asking his team to still be more consistent.

The Basques ran out convincing winners on Sunday evening and, following on from a 1-1 result the previous week at Real Betis, their Coach faced questions post-match of a possible revival this term.

“We were lucid at times, like we were in some phases against Real Betis, but we need continuity,” Bielsa responded to reporters.

“If we can extend the acceptable level of play then we can start talking about recovery from the first half of the season.

“Atletico are a team that have a way of unbalancing you, with different ways to reach the goal. We needed attention, concentration and stress and we have to play with this attributes.”

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