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“Football does not end in Barcelona or Madrid, as Valverde or Pellegrini constantly show us”


Chen one imagines a game of the Athletic Club in San Mames at 21:00 at night he imagines it as it was last Saturday against Rayo Vallecano. I imagine it with intensity and emotion. He imagines it with speed and vertigo. He imagines it with chances and goals. He imagines it, in short, with Ernesto Valverde on the bench.

The Txingurri sums up perfectly why La Liga is the best competition when Athletic is competitive and, above all, when the Athletic looks like Athletic. And he sums it up because he achieves it very naturally. It’s only been 6 games and it’s still too early, but Athletic is already 4th with 13 points out of a possible 18. And it is no longer the qualifying theme, but above all the sensations.

It’s only been 6 games and it’s still too early, but Athletic is already 4th with 13 points out of a possible 18

Miguel Quintana, in Quintana’s Slate

?Athletic is going head to head for every game. It does not hide or spare an effort. He wants the ball, that’s why he presses, and he wants to attack at all times, regardless of whether the game is 0-0 or 2-0 in favor. He does it with an associative but vertical football with two pitchers of a very high level inside, Muniain and Sancet, and three bullets that devour the spaces, Berenguer and the Williamses.

It is pure Athletic Club. It is pure Ernesto Valverde. Without a doubt, one of the best coaches in Spanish football, although it has sometimes been doubted. Because football does not end in Barcelona or Madrid, as Ernesto Valverde or Manuel Pellegrini constantly show us.

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