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Valverde insists Athletic Bilbao not feeling pressure

Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde insists there's no extra pressure over their top four push.

Athletic are currently fourth in the Primera Division standings, 11 points adrift of leaders Barcelona and second-placed Atletico Madrid and eight behind Real Madrid who lie in third.

"We do not look too much at the position because we have not even completed the first round, but it strengthens us to be there," Valverde told Marca when quizzed about Athletic's fourth place.

"Typically at the end of the season are up aspiring to the European positions, or the Champions League for sure."

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