Yeray “We Didn’t Give Up Much Space And They Weren’t Able To Create Many Chances”

Yeray Martinez

Yeray believes Athletic deserved to win against Barcelona on Sunday (MD)

It’s been a great season for Athletic defender Yeray who has quietly been one of the best center-backs in all of La Liga. The 24-year-old was absolutely solid once again as the Lions played Barcelona to a scoreless draw on Sunday and after the match he told reporters that the team was happy with the result, but also felt as though they could have won the game.

“It was a very good match with the fans behind us. We played very well and satisfied with the result, but we regret that we weren’t able to get the victory because we were so close. We created several chances like the ones Willy had saved and those of Rulo. Defensively we closed down well. We didn’t give up much space and they weren’t able to create many chances.”

Yeray battled Luis Suarez throughout the entire match, but admitted that the two did share a nice moment. “Luis asked me about my health”, the defender told reporters, “which is something he also asked in the previous game, and the truth is that I’m grateful for it.” Yeray’s excellent performance helped lead Athletic to a scoreless draw against the league leaders and now the Basques will turn their attention to Monday night’s match against Huesca in what will be another great opportunity to add points and climb the La Liga table.

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