Bielsa: Bilbao better than ever

Bielsa: Bilbao better than ever

November 8, 2012
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent & Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent

Athletic Bilbao can be a better team this season than last despite the departure of Javi Martinez and Fernando Llorente's recent limited game time, coach Marcelo Bielsa said ahead of his team's must-win Europa League match against Lyon.

The Basque side, who thrilled many neutrals in beating Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Schalke on the way to last year's Europa League final, will almost certainly exit this season's competition at the group stage unless they beat ...

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