Eibar 0-1 Athletic Club: Postgame Player Comments

Athletic Club defeated Eibat 1-0 at Ipurua on Sunday to win their first La Liga, and Basque Derby, match of the season. Aritz Aduriz’s first half header was the difference maker between the two local rivals and the turning point in the game. With four points from the first two domestic games, Athletic are playing at a high level. After the match Aritz Aduriz and Eneko Bóveda spoke to the media and revealed their excitement with the win and also praised Kuko Ziganda for trusting in the entire squad and for rotating the starting lineup. Here is what they had to say:

Aritz Aduriz

Aritz Aduriz is now in the top 20 all time scorers in La Liga history (La Liga)

Aritz Aduriz

“Physically I am feeling well and have a spark. When you are not hurting you can train and work hard. Today Nuñez and Iñaki put in some great crosses and, as always, I have been attentive to those balls. I have tried my best to finish those chances. Reaching the top 20 La Liga scorers list? I want to continue improving. I have a great time and I enjoying competing and training every day in Lezama. I think we played well against Eibar and were comfortable. We knew we were going to be pressured in Ipurua, but we were good enough to dominate almost the whole game and be the superior team. In this game you have to know how to adapt and we have done that. We are proud. We have a large squad and everyone is playing at a very high level. It is never easy to get three points in Ipurua, so we are happy with our performance.”

Eneko Bóveda

“The coach demonstrated his confidence in the squad with this type of lineup and we were able to respond. It has been a push forward to play today. I hope this season is a great season and everyone in the team will be important. If the game ended badly people would blame the coach, but he trusts everyone. He took an important risk today because he says that we are a team. We adapted well to the game and did more damage by attacking directly and with long balls. It was a good performance and a nice three points. We are a demanding team and I am optimistic that we will see a great Athletic.”

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