Iñaki Williams “We Are Going To Do Everything Possible To Reach Europe”
Athletic have been the fourth best team in La Liga since Gaizka Garitano took over as manager back in early December and Iñaki Williams has played a major role. The striker has scored 11 goals this season and is flourishing with regular minutes. He took the time to speak to the media following Monday’s training session and shared his confidence in the team’s ability to fight for European qualification.
“I think we are in a good dynamic. We are firm defensively and we’re taking advantage of our chances. The forwards live on scoring goals. If, on top of scoring the team wins, you go home happy. I have a lot of confidence in this team. The important thing is to get good results. We have assimilated very well to Gaizka’s system and things are going well. We are aware of what we have gone through. We are going to do everything possible to reach Europe.”
After going through a scoring slump, Iñaki is happy to be finding the back of the net more easily these days. He explained that he still feels more comfortable as a center forward, but is fine playing out wide if needed.
“I’m enjoying myself. I’m here to help the team, to score goals, and feel important. Things are going well now and I’m scoring. Forwards go through streaks and when you aren’t scoring, you’re annoyed. It’s true that I’d like to score more goals, get better results, but based on my work I’ll continue to improve. Playing regularly also helps you regulate and Gaizka always tells me to regulate and take advantage of my speed when I’m close to goal. Whenever someone asks me, I always say that I perform my best up top, but I can also play on the wing.”
Athletic will have the chance to move into 6th in the La Liga table with a win against Levante, but it won’t be easy. “It’s going to be complicated on Wednesday”, Williams warned.” Levante play well too, but we have to follow the same dynamic to try to achieve good results. We know that they are going to come out looking for everything, but we have the support of our fans and together we will get the three points.”