Valverde: Loss was totally unfair

Ernesto Valverde lamented his Athletic Bilbao side’s 1-0 loss to Real Betis on Wednesday, insisting it was ‘totally unfair’.

A Ruben Castro goal was enough to give the Verdiblancos the win in the Copa del Rey last night, but the Leones boss was adamant that his men should have won.

“I thought the defeat was totally unfair,” he told reporters. “We created chances, forced their goalkeeper into saves and hit the post.

“We controlled the game almost from start to finish.

“We looked like we lacked confidence, but we still have 90 minutes at San Mames to turn this around.

“We all know that Betis are going through a bad time at the moment, but they still have some great players.”

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