Ernesto Valverde content with point

Athletic Bilbao's players celebrate a goal during the Spanish league football match Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on December 22, 2013
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Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde admits that he hoped to beat Real Madrid at San Mames on Sunday.

Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde believes that his side deserved to beat Real Madrid in their 1-1 draw at San Mames on Sunday.

The result kept Bilbao's unbeaten home record in La Liga intact, but Valverde has admitted that he had hoped for all three points.

"I thought our first half was very good. And if I'm honest, I was hoping for a win after all the good work we'd done," Valverde told reporters at a press conference.

"It's only normal, though, that Real Madrid would improve in the second half because they are a team full of champions."

Cristiano Ronaldo was dismissed for Los Blancos during the ill-tempered affair.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Granada CF at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 25, 2014
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