Beñat “The Game Is Special Because It Gives Us Confidence”


Beñat’s free kick sealed Athletic’s 4-0 win over Huesca (AC)

Beñat played a big role in Athletic’s 4-0 win over Huesca on Wednesday night at the San Mamés. He assisted Aritz Aduriz’s goal to open up the scoring, then beat the keeper with a direct shot from a set-piece to finish off a wonderful performance. After the game he told AthleticTV that he was very happy to help the team and that the big win will give the players much-needed confidence.

“The game is special because it gives us confidence which is what we have lacked. We put ourselves ahead and I think we are playing well. We have to remove the fear that we’ve had. We were superior from start to finish and that has been the key. I’m happy to have scored a goal from a set-piece which helped the team, but more than anything I’m happy because I feel very good physically.”

With a vital victory in hand the Lions will now turn their attention to Monday night’s match against Levante. They have gone 12 straight league games without a victory and will be looking to turn that around as they build on their momentum from the 4-0 win. Berizzo hinted at the fact that Beñat could stay in the starting lineup and the midfielder will have a big role to play if he starts at the Estadi Ciutat de Valéncia.

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