Mendilibar: ‘You lose a lot of time and rhythm with the VAR’

Mendilibar He still does not acclimate to VAR and everything that surrounds video refereeing. After noting that Athletic “has had a couple of clear chances in counterattacks” to describe Eibar’s irregular match, which has only added one point out of nine possible, the coach regretted that “a lot of time and rhythm are wasted with VAR . You think you are in the party and it takes you out ”. He insisted again, as he did last season, that “if the VAR reviews a play for three minutes, it is not clear. I don’t know why they see it ”.

Regarding the analysis of the derby, the one from Zaldibar indicated that “we cannot play at home with a forward because we need something to get to the area.” With Kike
Garcia just pointed and Sergi
Enrich in the stands with some discomfort, Mendilibar He ended up betting on Quique González after the break. “In the second half we have arrived more with two men at the top” although “we must improve in the transitions.”

In fact, he was critical of the 0-1 play, which allowed Black pudding recover in their own field and mount a counterattack that culminated Unai
Nunez to put Athletic ahead. “We must improve in the transitions, you cannot lose the ball in the other area and that they arrive immediately. We must improve balance and vigilance ”, he pointed out.

On Wednesday, the newly promoted Elche will arrive at Ipurua, who clearly lost at Martínez Valero to Real (0-3) in his debut. “He has just ascended and will arrive in Ipurua wanting to score. It will not be easy and we have to mentalize ourselves so that we are the ones who impose our rhythm and style of play ”, he insisted Mendilibar.