No revenge mission for Athletic

La Liga

Striker Aritz Aduriz insists revenge will not be on the Athletic Bilbao players' minds when they face Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Sociedad have dominated recent encounters between the two Basque sides, with four wins from the last eight meetings.

Athletic have not beaten their fierce rivals since 2012 and will have another try at San Mames this weekend.

Aduriz has yet to beat his hometown club since returning to Athletic for a third spell four years ago, but the 35-year-old feels there is much more at stake than bragging rights.

“This isn’t about revenge. We want to win the three points,” he told AS. “We will try to compete the same as always. We want to compete throughout the year, not in just one specific game.

“We haven’t analysed (recent matches against Sociedad) in great detail. We always try to win the derbies and in recent years we haven’t done well enough.”


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