Marcelo Bielsa criticised his Athletic Bilbao side, whilst Manolo Jimenez claimed that his men deserved to win.
Goals from Apono and Helder Postiga gave the Blanquillos the three points at San Mames, but the Argentine Coach has admitted that his team need to 'start over' in the New Year.
“Too many times we've been in this situation,” he told a Press conference. “We will have to start over.
“We were just never able to follow up in a positive way. We could not exploit the good positions we found ourselves in.
“We lacked any sort of depth and just weren't dangerous enough in attack.”
Jimenez meanwhile was impressed with his team.
“It was a very important victory for us,” he told a Press conference. “We worked hard against a tough team at a great stadium.
“Everyone played their part – closing down spaces and hitting Athletic on the counter-attack.”
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