Iñigo Córdoba “We Can Think Of Other Objectives Now”

Inigo Cordoba

Iñigo Córdoba was the man of the match in Athletic’s win over Levante (LaLiga)

Iñigo Córdoba played arguably his best game for Athletic in Wednesday night’s 3-2 win over Levante. The winger caused constant problems for the visitors, helped out defensively, and assisted on the team’s first two goals. It was a fantastic performance by the 22-year-old who has quickly found his footing in Gaizka Garitano’s system.

“We took a step back and let them control the game”, Córdoba told Athletic TV when asked about Levante’s comeback in the second half. “Levante is a team that has the ability to create danger and they made us suffer. I was happy to give two assists. I saw both passes and took them.”

After a terrible start to the season, the Lions now find themselves just 4 points off of 4th place with a chance to cut the gap even lower on Sunday with a trip to Getafe. “We have had a hard time, but we can think of other objectives now.” Córdoba also reiterated the statements of teammate Yuri Berchiche who admitted that the goal is finishing in the top 6 this season. “We have a nice month and a half left with the goal of qualifying for Europe.”

The match wasn’t without drama. Athletic were awarded a penalty in stoppage time which Iker Muniain converted to win the game. Some didn’t think the call was right, but Córdoba was in agreement. “For me, it was a clear penalty when it happened live”, he answered. “I don’t know what they are protesting. Seeing it live, I would have bet that it was a penalty.” Either way, the Zurigorri are now just 4 points off of 4th place heading into Sunday’s trip to Getafe.

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