AthleticTOAfter falling in Anoeta the lions are only three points of the descent
CWhen it seemed that Athletic had caught a rhythm of points that allowed him to look at higher levels, the defeat in the derby against Real Sociedad has returned the citizens of Bilbao to a complicated situation. With half a day already disputed, the Garitano are only three points above the descent. This distance can be maintained or cut to only two points, depending on what happens in the Rayo Vallecano-Legans.
Beyond the points of difference with the hot zone, what worries Lezama is the calendar that the team has ahead. The next rival is the leader of the competition, an FC Barcelona against which it is always difficult to scratch something. This is followed by a visit to the bottom, which seems to have a completely different face to that shown in the first round. Then, a derby against Eibar and a visit to a stadium that is not very well given to the rojiblancos such as Mestalla. This carousel of hard matches concludes with two clashes in San Mams. First the duel before another rival by the descent, the Espanyol, to which follows the confrontation against another of the gallitos of the league, the Attilico of Madrid.
Although there are reasons why the San Mams fans are less worried. Since the arrival of Garitano, the team has been showing a solvent version. The deriotarra has turned Athletic into a rocky group, very solid and with mordant up. As Garitano himself said after the derby, it is very difficult to go from losing to winning everything and the first defeat was something that could end up coming. If Athletic continues to show the same level as before, it is normal to end that streak of encounters with more victories than defeats.