ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Ernesto Valverde is concerned by Sevilla’s set-piece threat as Athletic Bilbao go to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the Europa League.
Kevin Gameiro tells Sevilla to be prepared for extra time in the Europa League quarter-final with Athletic Bilbao. ‘We know a lot can happen.’
Unai Emery sees the Europa League quarter-final second leg with Athletic Bilbao as a ‘great opportunity’ for Sevilla but stressed the need to focus.
Athletic Bilbao go to Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-final second leg without Inaki Williams, who has a muscular injury.
Ernesto Valverde admitted Athletic Bilbao’s luck had returned after Sunday’s narrow 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.
Ernesto Valverde says Athletic Bilbao are looking for “compensation” when they welcome Rayo Vallecano to San Mames on Sunday.
Ernesto Valverde has made it clear that Athletic Bilbao will go all out in their Europa League quarter-final second leg at Sevilla after Thursday’s 2-1 defeat.
Unai Emery insists Sevilla are not favourites to reach the Europa League semi-finals, despite Thursday’s 2-1 victory at Athletic in the last eight.
Grzegorz Krychowiak says Sevilla will greet Europa League opponents Athletic Bilbao ‘with respect’ and ‘the team is hungry.’
Unai Emery acknowledges the ‘Europa League means a lot to Sevilla’ but opponents Athletic Bilbao ‘want to do something big.’
Athletic Bilbao striker Artiz Aduriz is expecting a difficult tie against Europa League holders Sevilla. ‘They are very dangerous…’
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde says the Europa League quarter-final with Sevilla is the game his side have been ‘dreaming of all season.’
Joaquin Caparros, former Coach of both Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla, sees their Europa League meeting as ‘very open.’
Athletic Bilbao’s Aritz Aduriz admits he can only think short-term at 35 but isn’t concerned by his more advanced years. ‘It’s just a number…’
Sevilla’s Fernando Llorente is ready to play first club Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League but admits it will be ‘strange.’
Ernesto Valverde admitted he was “concerned” by Athletic Bilbao dropping points for a second game running after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Granada.
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz has been named La Liga’s Player of the Month for March.
Ernesto Valverde says 35-year-old Carlos Gurpegui is “first choice” to replace Aymeric Laporte for Athletic Bilbao ahead of Sunday’s game against Granada.
Aymeric Laporte’s season is over after it was confirmed the Athletic Bilbao defender will need three to four months to recover from a fractured ankle.
Athletic Bilbao are said to be working on a renewal for in-demand Spain international Mikel San Jose.
Athletic Bilbao could be without Aymeric Laporte for the rest of the season after the defender suffered an ankle fracture while on France Under-21 duty.
Vicente Del Bosque praised Aritz Aduriz after his scoring turn for Spain in the draw with Italy.
Aritz Aduriz enjoyed his return to the Spain fold after he scored in La Roja’s 1-1 draw with Italy.
Aymeric Laporte stretchered off during France Under-21s’ game against Scotland but it’s not known if the Athletic Bilbao defender suffered serious injury.
Barcelona reportedly want a striker with La Liga experience next season, possibly Sevilla’s Kevin Gameiro, and Aymeric Laporte could be an option in defence.
Alvaro Morata sees nothing unusual in Artiz Aduriz’ call to the Spain squad and says he ‘wishes Diego Costa was here.’
Vicente Del Bosque has decided the Spain XI to play Italy but didn’t confirm if Mikel San Jose, Sergi Roberto or Koke would replace Sergio Busquets.
Vicente Del Bosque revealed Aritz Aduriz was grateful for the call to the Spain squad but he told him ‘you’re here thanks to yourself.’
Paco Jemez insists speculation he’ll succeed Vicente Del Bosque is just rumours but ‘no Coach is going to say no.’
Vicente Del Bosque believes Diego Costa has been unfairly judged, while Aritz Aduriz was called to Spain ‘on merit, not pressure.’
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