Iñigo Martinez “In This League Nothing Is Given”
Athletic knew what was on the line when they took the field Sunday at San Mamés. The Lions needed a victory to protect their lead over the 7th place spot in the La Liga table and were able to do just that. Athletic cruised to an impressive 3-1 win over Celta Vigo and are now in position to qualify for Europe on Saturday when they travel to Sevilla.
“In this league nothing is settled or given”, Iñigo Martinez said after the match. “When we go to Sevilla they will be playing for something too. We have to value the positive change of the team because we were in the relegation zone and now almost touching Europe. If we play a good game we will get a good result and have the chance to qualify.”
No one could have predicted back in December that Athletic would be in this position at the end of the season. The team has turned the year around with Gaizka Garitano at the helm and everything will come down to Saturday’s trip to Sevilla.