Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde has conceded that his side were well beaten by Atletico Madrid this evening.

Goals from David Villa and Diego Costa gave the capital club all three points, and the Coach has admitted that his men were second best.

“It was very difficult for us,” he told a Press conference. “You just have to look at the League table.

“When one team is moving further away from the rest, it’s clear that they are better. It’s no coincidence they are at the top of the table.

“Atleti are very, very strong.

“I thought we started the game well, but after that they were better than us. We were well beaten.”

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