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La Liga Latest (Athletic Bilbao): Berizzo’s resignation; Muniain’s apology to fans

La Liga Latest (Athletic Bilbao): Berizzo’s resignation; Muniain’s apology to fans

Athletic Bilbao were thumped 3-0 by Levante on Monday evening and Iker Muniain has issued an apology to the club’s fans.

Peru Nolaskoain was sent off for the Basque side at the Ciudad de Valencia as Athletic crashed to another defeat.

Goals from Chema, Jose Campana and Roger Marti ensured that Eduardo Berizzo’s side have now only won one of their opening 14 games in La Liga.

Sitting in 18th place, three points off Villarreal – pressure is now firmly mounted on the shoulders of the Argentine coach to turn things around.

Should Berizzo resign?

The former Celta Vigo boss is fortunate in the eyes of many, given that many managers have been sacked for less in the past.

One victory, just 14 goals and their poor La Liga standings however, is now heaped on the shoulders of the 49-year-old.

He spoke to reporters following the 3-0 defeat to Levante and issued comments on the chances of him resigning.

“I feel responsible, I think we work with quality, but finding ourselves in this situation is unpleasant and hard to understand.

“If the best thing for the team is to resign, I would contemplate it. If there is a better person who can deal with the situation then that will be best.”

Muniain’s apology to fans

Attacker Iker Muniain has taken to the press to issue an apology to the club’s fans following the defeat to Levante.

“We apologise to fans,┬áIt’s a tough moment, but we have to raise our heads, we have to be more united than ever, we lost our fans’ forgiveness because things are not coming out, more than ever, we have to put our whole heart here.

“We trust in Berizzo, we are to death, I think he is the person with whom we have to believe in, and from that I dedicate myself to playing and helping.”

Focus on Copa clash

Thursday evening’s Copa del Rey clash with Huesca may prove as a rest bite for the Basque side, given that they are 4-0 ahead after the first leg – however, with their current form and failure not to concede – anything could happen.