Athletic Bilbao: ‘Losing against Real would be a great hit’

Ten days until the Cup final against Real Sociedad. Athletic drew one with Eibar on the last day and the txuri urdin team fell thrashed against Barça in Anoeta, but now the League has been parked and all eyes are on the game for the title on day 3 at La Cartuja . Ander
Cap He has valued this commitment and what the dressing room feels at the moment. “The team is emotionally good, but you don’t have to go crazy with the final. This week is to rest, recharge batteries and disconnect. On Sunday we will start preparing for that final, ”said the Portuguese.

The side does not want to think that the 1-6 of the San Sebastian can harm them. “It can be misleading, we don’t have to think we’re favorites or we’re going to win the easy final. This would be a mistake right now. We are going to go to Seville being a humble, hardworking team, which is what we are always doing. This is what will lead us to success ”, he clarified.

The defender has reiterated that we must go calmly in the face of a meeting that is almost a year late due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “This final seems to be the longest in the world. After such a long time, it feels like it, but you have to go easy. This week we have to disconnect and from Sunday prepare it to arrive in the best possible way. And of course, we all want to play that final ”.

Despite the fact that the rojiblancos won the Super Cup against Barça and still have another chance to win the title in the next Cup final, also against the Catalans, the fear of losing is there. “Of course you think, losing against Real would be a great hit. But you don’t have to think about that, you have to think about winning. What we want is to be able to raise another Cup this year. The desire to bring the title to Bilbao is immense. We are going to win the Real, but we must not take anything for granted ”, recognized the Biscayan.

Cap He affirmed that Real has “very good players and plays very good football”, but prefers to focus on his team: “We don’t have to focus so much on them. We know that we have a great squad, we have our strengths, we are at a good level and improving every day with the coach ”.

In any case, you do not want to award the favorite poster either. “We are not going to think that we are favorites because we would already be making mistakes. Success is achieved by being humble and working. Anything can happen in the finals, against Real there is still much more desire ”, he added.