Lezama (Vizcaya), Feb 15 (EFE) .- Athletic coach Gaizka Garitano took on Saturday the need to win Osasuna on Sunday in San Mamés to break the bad streak of eight games without winning in LaLiga, in which , he said, they are “conditioning a lot” the wear of a Copa del Rey in which they are one step away from the final.
“The Cup is conditioning us a lot in the League. But, apart from that, although it is true, one lives only to win and you must do it when you have not won for a long time. We need to get 34 points,” he said in Lezama at the press conference prior to a crash in which he recognizes that “Osasuna also comes with need.”
“We are both in need and win,” he summed up, demanding “to return to the League and forget the Cup because the League is very important.” “When you don’t win, it weighs. You are drawing and you have good feelings but you don’t live with feelings, you live to win,” he insisted.
In that sense, he advanced that, even “accumulating fatigue” as Athletic is doing after “a hard month with eight games, one every three days and extensions” in some of them, will try to “build a competitive team to win” the Sunday because “it is a vital game to be able to break the bad streak in the League” and “take peace of mind.”
Derio, on the other hand, complained about the “lack of goal” of his team: “It is a lack we have. We do not have accredited people to score goals in Primera and that is not easy to work and achieve. We must try to grant little because when we fit it is difficult for us to make two or three goals. Let’s see if you have a little more aim. “
Garitano also spoke of the casualties and sees “obvious” that those of Dani García and Iker Muniain, both by sanction, are important because “they are two key players because they always play.”
However, he showed confidence in “everyone else” and advanced his “idea of summoning” the ‘puppies’ Unai Vencedor and Oihan Sancet, who debuted on the first lap at El Sadar.
“Oihan has already played matches and Unai knows him well. They are prepared. We are creating something for the future, laying a foundation for the next few years and Unai is one of them. If he has the option to play he is one more player with whom we can count, “he advanced.
Garitano did not want to advance if he will continue playing or not with five defense: “We only have three centrals. And if you drop a central or one of the lanes, what do you do ?. The systems depend on the available players, not as a base system of game”.
Regarding Osasuna, he said that he is “a team and with that he has won a lot”. “He is well armed, has clear ideas, squeezes up and plays with intensity. He is a team with capital letters,” he said.
“He has many things about us, or us about them, that we like. We both play at a very high pace, in the opposite field and we like to focus. There are three or four things in his game and ours that look alike. see who prevails, “he added.
What did not matter most Garitano went to the new schedule on Sunday at 2:00 pm on the visit to Valladolid on March 8 on day 27. “We are getting used to eating spaghetti at 10 am, but it is not the most serious thing that can happen to a person. Nothing will happen to us for that, “he settled.