Athletic Madrid struggling to get in Spanish League

Athletic Madrid lost momentum in their quest of staying at the same level and keep on pressuring Real Madrid and Barcelona after losing against Celta de Vigo in the Spanish League in a match that emerged with a very surprising result.

Goals from Nolito and Orellana in the 2nd half were enough for Celta de Vigo to secure their 7th triumph of the season as they overcame Athletic Madrid.

The 29 year old Uruguayan defender Diego Godin believes that even with this defeat, his teammates will not give up and try to get back within reaching distance of their rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.

“We were missing important people in midfield, but we lost against a great opponent. It hurts to lose. Today, we’re sad. They played very well. Now we have to move forward.’’

“We saw one Atletico in the first half and another in the second. We didn’t turn up at all in the first but, in the second, we improved right up to their goal.We’ve not thrown anything away. We will fight to the end for the league and to ensure our goal of the Champions League.” Athletic Madrid’s Diego Godin said.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletic Madrid are the only teams in the Spanish League that have a genuine chance on winning the league title and one of the things that has affected this league most is the distribution system that each club receives from their TV rights.

Liverpool was the team in England that earned more money during the 2013-14 season as the team of Brendan Rodgers received €117 million while Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are all following Liverpool closely behind with each of those teams earning around €110 million.

In Spain however, things are completely different as Real Madrid and Barcelona are earning around €140 million and every other club in the Spanish League has to settle with €48 million and even less than that.

This is something that the CEO of Athletic Madrid, Miguel Angel Gil Marin has showed concerns about as he wants the earnings to be distributed more equally and this can allow other clubs on signing more players and getting a better chance on winning the Spanish League instead of only having 2 or 3 clubs with a real chance on lifting the coveted league title.