Athletic Club Turn Their Attention To Real Betis As They Look To Continue Unbeaten Streak

Raul Garcia Training Eduardo Berizzo

The focus has shifted to preparing for Real Betis (AC)

After a demanding game against Real Madrid over the weekend the Athletic Club players were given the day off on Monday to rest and recuperate. The Lions have earned 5 points from their opening three matches, which puts them tied for seventh in the table, and still have a game in hand. So far they have only played fixtures at the San Mamés but that will change on Sunday when they travel to take on Real Betis at the Benito Villamarín.

The team will hold five training sessions this week leading up to the game and, as has been the case so far under Eduardo Berizzo, the majority will take place in private. Only Tuesday’s training session will be fully open to the public with the other four only being available to the media for the first 15 minutes. It’s a trend that fans haven’t been happy with, but the manager has made it clear that the team needs privacy at times in order to properly prepare for games.

Athletic have been in fine form to start the new year and are eager to extend their unbeaten streak against Real Betis. With this being the first away game of the season it will present a new test for the team as they enter a difficult stretch of fixtures. Berizzo has prioritized taking it one game at a time and the tactician will be putting a plan in place this week in hopes of conquering the Benito Villamarín.

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