AthleticTOThe disciple gets better numbers than the master in his start of season in Bilbao
LtoBerizzo's career at Athletic looks in Bielsa's mirror. The last coach who took the lions to a European final has a close relationship with Berizzo: first he was his technician and then his boss, since the current manager of the rojiblanca team was in the technical team of the national team of Chile the rosarino.
Berizzo adreamed Bielsa as coach and has identical opinion as boss. He was his instructor to the world of the benchesin a transit that was not easy because Bielsa is not a friend of having exfutbolistasof prestige in his group of assistants. Although he always considered Berizzo, he left complicated tasks and that require a great effort. It was the way that Toto had to show that he was ready and despite his career as a footballer, he was clear that he started from scratch on the benches.
BielsaHe was one of the people Berizzo consulted to be interested in Athletic, his philosophy, working conditions, environment… Everything I heard convinced him to ratify the idea that he was moving to Bilbao.
The road placed them in identical situation and the development of the season serve to clarify the influence of each one of them. In Bilbao, where no one denies that Bielsa served to reactivate the ambition of the lions and put them back in the high competition, Berizzo's steps are carefully observed.
And the student, to date, moves with better numbers than the boss.The Athletic de Berizzo has achieved 7 points in the first six days of the championship for the 5 that achieved the one of Bielsa. Those of Berizzo, in addition, have only inflated once the knee (Villarreal) while in the origins of the trajectory of Bielsa the Athletic lost with Mlaga, Betis and Espanyol.
In this section Berizzo has to his credit that neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona, aspiring to all, could with their players while Bielsa could always say that his first victory came in the first derby he played: 1-2 in Anoeta with Llorente's double .
In themanagement of soccer players Berizzo has also had more movement than Bielsa. The first Argentine to train Athletic employs 19 players in the first six days for the 22 that Berizzo has already used. Bielsa made headlines to 15 of them and Berizzo has done it with 19.