Yeray “We Had Chances To Win By More Goals, But At Least We Kept A Clean Sheet”
Athletic’s 1-0 win over Granada will give the Lions an advantage going into the second leg, but the team felt as though they deserved more. Yeray and Ander Capa both put the ball in the back of the net, though the goals were called back. Although Athletic thoroughly dominated the match, Granada will have an opportunity to overcome the deficit at Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes.
“We are happy for the image we’ve given and for the attitude of the team, but the result isn’t what it could have been,” Yeray told reporters after the game. “Had we scored more we would have made it very complicated for Granada. We had chances and the idea was to win by more goals, but at least we kept a clean sheet. That will make our goals worth double in the next match. In the second leg we will go for it all.”
When asked about the refereeing, Yeray admitted that he wasn’t happy with some of the decisions. “Dani’s first foul was a card and Aduriz’s was the same, but we can’t dwell on that,” he said. “Capa’s goal was a shame because the other didn’t complain and neither did the goalkeeper. There are 90 minutes left to play and we will suffer there, but that’s the Cup.”
The second leg will be held on 5 March in Andalusia, but until then Athletic will turn their attention back to the La Liga campaign. This Sunday Osasuna will visit San Mamés for an important Basque Derby where three points will be on the line.