El Athletic faces the break with the satisfaction of having a score of great merit in the championship. The 24 points it presents in the classification equal the record established by the team that Jupp Heynckes coached in the 1993-94 season and achieved the same 7 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as the group coached by Valverde.
He Txingurri remember that course, as he was one of the red-and-white mainstays. He participated in 34 League games and scored 9 goals. Heynckes’s Athletic finished the season in fifth position. On the fourteenth day the rojiblancos lost their visit to the Bernabu. This season Athletic will return to LaLiga for the same day on November 27 at the Girona field.
The qualifying bonanza collides with the discomfort that the team drags in many aspects and the need for improvement that they convey both coach and footballers. Athletic has a serious defensive problem. In the 7 parties that have contested in San Mams this campaign only Cdiz and Almera have gone without scheduling. The rest of the teams have scored a minimum of two goals per game and Celta scored three. He Athletic has needed 18 goals in seven home games to obtain four wins and two draws. The balance at home closes with the defeat against Real Madrid.
Play to the limit
Athletic handles itself to the limit in many actions and pulls forward due to the skill of his line of attack and because this season 12 of the members of the squad have scored goals. Guruzeta (6) and Iaki Williams (5) They stand out as the best gunners of the red-and-white course. They have eleven goals between the two with 13 games played, which are only 5 points less than they scored in the entire last campaigna.
Valverde has work ahead to reduce the risk of the defensive framework of the team, which appears too vulnerable. The comeback against Celta will allow the team to improve from the comfort of knowing that they are in a dominant position. The celestial ones are going to dream of San Mams. Pedro Martin (@pedritonumeros) recalled on his networks that “Athletic has started by losing 72 League games in the new San Mams: 20 wins 12 draws 40 losses Four comebacks against Celta: 3-2 in 2013-14, 2-1 in 2015-16, 2-1 in 2016-17 and 4-3 in 2023-24.”