Athletic Bilbao welcome back key duo Raul Garcia and Aritz Aduriz for their trip to Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday.
Garcia and Aduriz have missed Athletic’s last two games, but the pair have overcome one-match bans and niggling knocks to possibly make their comeback against Betis.
“What concerns me is that we recognise ourselves on the pitch, that the team are as they should be,” Coach Ernesto Valverde said at a Press conference.
“We’ve reacted well to the absences of Aduriz and Raul Garcia. Now we want to climb more places in the table.
“Betis are an aggressive team that try to dominate and control matches. They press a lot, look to neutralise their opponents’ game and also fit in with the ideas of their Coach.
“We must be more compact than we were against Rapid [Vienna] and be wary of Ruben Castro, Joaquin and Sanabria when they go forward.”