Ander Capa “It Seems Unfair”
Frustrations grew on Thursday night as Athletic were beaten 2-1 by Sevilla at San Mamés. Despite leading for most of the game the Lions conceded two quick goals in the after the break and were denied a late penalty which could have rescued a draw. Instead, VAR controversy was one again the biggest headline.
“When you don’t win you’re angry,” Ander Capa told reporters after the game. “I’m a little tired of everything. I don’t know if it was an injustice or not, but it seems it to me. It seems unfair. A foul that maybe shouldn’t have been whistled led to their first goal and then I tried to clear a cross and was run over by Diego Carlos. I told the referee but he didn’t consider it. I’m not going to get into the controversy, we just have to work and think about Sunday.”
Capa admits that the loss makes it harder for Athletic to qualify for Europe. The Basques will have to win all three of their remaining games to have a chance of finishing in the top seven of the table.
“We didn’t take the initiative in the match because Sevilla had more possession, but we were comfortable defensively and we were able to take the lead. The goal of qualifying for Europe becomes more difficult for us, it’s more uphill. Valencia won, La Real still have a game to play, but now we can only think about Levante on Sunday.”
Athletic will travel to Levante on Sunday in need of a win to keep pace in the race for Europe. Gaizka Garitano’s side will need a strong performance to bring all three points back home to Bilbao.