Athletic Club boss Jose Luis Ziganda has discussed his side’s victory over Sevilla, saying his side needed the result.
Bilbao ended their losing streak with Mikel Vestga goal seeing off Sevilla 1-0 at the San Mames.
The hosts played out a tight opening quarter. Los Leones had claims of handball when a man marked Adruiz got his toe to a cross which the keeper deflected onto his defender’s hand.
Sevilla went on to create the best two chances of the game. The first was a one on one which Kepa saved miraclously. The second also showcased the youngster potential, a Sevilla attacker cutting into the box and firing at the near post at close range, Kepa getting down quickly to save.
The opening goal was a scrappy piece of brillance at the end of the first half, Vestga getting his foot to a probing cross and chipping the out rushing keeper.
Bilbao could of had a second midway through the second half, the post dening Vestga a brace. A number of half chances followed in a second half that the home side probably edged through as the better side.
And, Ziganda believes the win was merited for his side: “Sevilla has a great team. We deserved the win, ” he told reporters.
“We needed a match like this and played a regular game. Defensively we had a good second half, the team is doing well physically.”
The result sees Ziganda hand Berizzo’s Sevilla just their second loss of the season.
Up next, Sevilla head to Moscow in a key European tie while Athletic Club are in Europa League action against Ostersunds.