Athletic Club fell to Villarreal 3-1 on Friday, which saw them drop to four points off their rivals. With seven games left in the calendar, there is plenty of time for the Lions to finish in their target area. Following the game, Oscar De Marcos and Aymeric Laporte spoke to the media and said that the team will continue to fight until the season ends to finish as high as possible.
Oscar De Marcos
“The first half was balanced, with both teams getting a goal. But at 2-1 our strategy was broken down. Afterward we pushed forward, but they put in a third and we didn’t have time to recover. We had clear chances, like Aduriz hitting the crossbar, but it wasn’t to be. We will continue to fight until the very end. Recently we were eighth and we have been improving. We will see what happens when the season is over, but we will fight until the end. We want to be in Europe, but that is always difficult to do.”
“It was a very important game for us and we wanted to get a victory, but it wasn’t meant to be.We had chances to score, but we didn’t take them. The second goal did a lot of damage. I am happy to have scored, but the result makes it worthless. If we had won we would be in a much better place. Now we are four points behind and it is complicated, but we will fight until the end. Nothing is impossible. We have several games left and nobody knows what is going to happen. We are looking forward to fighting for fifth place and we will not give up.”