“The objective is to maintain the category.” Iraia Iturregi is clear about what Athletic women aspires to this season. Tomorrow’s clash against Valencia in Lezama (11.30 am), under such a perspective, acquires great importance for the rojiblancas.
The cTogether, he is in ninth position in the leaderboard with three points more than the Bilbao player, which is tenth tied with Eibar and Rayo Vallecano. These three teams are four points above the relegation zone. If the rojiblancas carry out this new league commitment, Valencia would be immersed in a similar situation.
“You have to win tomorrow to make the point from last match good against Sporting de Huelva. I did not think the draw was good, but I did sign to add seven of the last nine points. Valencia is another direct rival and if we defeat them, we take them on the table ”, says Iraia.
The Athletic coach, who counts for this meeting with the losses of the veterans Unzué and Erika, assures that “we are being very irregular throughout the season and in the matches themselves. We have good moments and very bad moments, in which neither the team nor certain players are recognized”.
Iraia also points out that “the mental part is costing us a lot, but at a tactical level we are also trying to correct situations because we are not fluent in the game. We have possession, but we are not being deep. I want to have the possession to make scoring chances”.
The Athletic coach expects “an even match and a daring Valencia. We are in a similar dynamic. Victory would take them away from the fight because they did not descend, but if they lost, it would put them”.