Next Match: away to Sevilla, December 15
Ander Iturraspe has insisted that Athletic Bilbao should not make getting into the Champions League their primary objective this season, even after they moved into fourth spot in the Primera Division after beating Barcelona 1-0, taking advantage of Villarreal's 1-1 draw with Malaga. "We have a clear idea of our objective and our way of thinking, and we aren't focusing on getting into the Champions League at all," the midfielder told a press conference. "It would be a grave error and would show no understanding of where we have come from. There is still a long way to go and the key is to maintain consistency, because this is a very long season."