Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde praises Villarreal following Monday's 1-1 draw at El Madrigal.
Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde has praised Villarreal following Monday's 1-1 draw at El Madrigal.
The Yellow Submarine took the lead through Tomas Pina, but Valverde's side secured a late point courtesy of Aritz Aduriz.
"I have no doubt Villarreal will be fighting for the Champions League at the end of the season," he told reporters at a press conference.
"They have a great team and I'm sure they'll finish high.
"We haven't won anything because there are still 10 weeks left in the season. That's a lifetime."
The result left Bilbao in fourth, seven points ahead of sixth-placed Villarreal.
Result: Bilbao draw with 10-man Villarreal >