Mendilibar: "It’s a tough result to take back to Eibar"


Mendilibar: "It’s a tough result to take back to Eibar"

Mendilibar: "It’s a tough result to take back to Eibar"



The Eibar boss admitted that his side were outplayed in the Calderón after Atlético Madrid inflicted a 3-0 first leg defeat in the Copa del Rey.

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José Luis Mendilibar spoke to the press after his side's 3-0 Copa del Rey defeat in the Calderón.


“It’s a fair result because all three goals were valid, they put them away well. At the end of the day Atlético force you to make mistakes and they know how to take advantage of them. In the league the same thing happened. It seems as though you are playing well and competing and then they beat you soundly. It’s a tough result to take back to Eibar.”


"You can never say that a tie is over but it will be very difficult to score three to turn it around. It’s difficult to score one against them let alone three. Was the third goal offside? Things don’t go our way against Atlético, against this side nothing does: the game, the result… it seems like nothing went our way.”


"We knew it was difficult from the outset, we played against 10 in the league and they still beat us. You always hope that you won’t commit errors but we are not a side that is so reliable that we won’t make them. We are a team that can get forward but we also make mistakes."


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