The manager of the Athletic, Clemente Villaverde

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The Athletic sees the eliminatory against the Barça "to the 50 percent"

Published:20/03/2016 - 10:17h

Updated:20/03/2016 - 10:17h

The manager of the Athletic of Madrid, Clemente Villaverde, valued the eliminatory of quarter-finals of UEFA Champions League 2015-16 against the FC Barcelona and ensured that it is "to the fifty percent", although they would have preferred to another rival

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In some words offered to "BeIN Sports", the manager of the Athletic of Madrid, Clemente Villaverde, analysed the eliminatory of the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League 2015-16 against the FC Barcelona, considering that it will treat of two parties of high flights and that will be "to the fifty percent", according to the director of the group colchonero. Anyway, the Athletic would have preferred that it touched him another less strong rival that the Barcelona, at present the best team of the world. "The important is the possibility to be here, in quarter-finals, three years followed. The luck has wanted that it was the Barça and welcome was. So to struggle and to show that we are here by something".

To Villaverde asked him if play the turn in Vicente Calderón is beneficial for the Athletic. "Never it knows . In the eliminatory to double party have to have very in account the first party. It is necessary to play the 90 minutes in the two meetings and is very open. The eliminatory is to 50%. Have also the precedent of two years ago, that delete them in Champions. We have to follow like this and receive us to what know to do", answered. They would have preferred another opponent in said round. 

"Internally you do assessments and have tendency for choosing to the teams that do not have the capacity of the Barça. But the eliminatory show you that all the rivals are very difficult. Our line is to be still in this space in which we move us and not to go out us of our script". In this sense, the FC Barcelona neither wanted that it touched him the Athletic of Madrid, that already deleted him does two seasons in the same round under the control of Gerardo Martino. "It is not that it was a flatter -that in the Barça are concerned-".

"The Barça is a very big club and with a lot of years and know that the eliminatory it is necessary to play them. Have respect to the Athletic and have done us creditors of this. It is a big club and our relacion is exceptional. The one who goes out benefited of this is the Spanish football: three Spanish teams and the luck has wanted that two match ", explained finally the manager of the Athletic of Madrid.

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