Bielsa takes blame for defeat

Athletic Bilbao were brushed aside with surprising ease by a clinical Atletico Madrid last night, 3-0.

“I am very disappointed. We didn’t play very well”, said Bielsa.

“I am responsible for the strategy of the team that tonight saw us unable to reach our goal.

“Atletico deserved to win, but the difference in the end was too great. The difference in quality between the two teams in smaller than the final suggests.

“This reinforces in me the feeling that I am personally responsible.”