Athletic Bilbao boss has praised his players after winning the Supercopa de Espana final against Barcelona.
had the chance to win their first trophy under
’s solid performance blocked them from winning the Spanish Supercup. The Athletic managed to come from behind two times during the match and secured a magnificent 3-2 victory under their new coach
. In a post-match interview carried out by
, Marcelino has spoken about his team’s performance and their current form.
“I’ve been in Bilbao for only a short time, but the truth is that it’s been productive,” he said.
“The credit goes to the players who, with the work they put in last year, deserve to be here. And they won two games to be champions against Real Madrid and Barcelona. I’d also like to remember Aritz Aduriz, Mikel San Jose and Benat Etxebarria, players here last season, as well as the coaching staff, of course.
“We came with all the humility in the world to work – taking advantage of what was done before while trying to install concepts that we want to add.
“[The players] are like sponges, and it’s incredible how they fight and work. [Us as a coaching staff] are very proud and enjoy working with them because they make it so easy for us.”