'A valuable starting point' - Bielsa content with Athletic Bilbao win

Los Leones broke their winless run with a 2-0 win against Real Valladolid and their Argentine manager admitted his relief at picking up three points after a difficult summer
Marcelo Bielsa's Athletic Bilbao put their opening two defeats of the season behind them by beating Real Valladolid 2-0 at the San Mames.

Aritz Aduriz and Markel Susaeta both scored in the second half to send Los Leones soaring up the table into a more familiar 14th place.

"This [win] will be valuable if it's a starting point," Bielsa told AS. "Just having interrupted a sequence of two defeats is good for now."

After the game, Susaeta admitted that bagging their first three points had lifted a great weight from the team's shoulders.

"They are three very important points and the way we began the season produced many doubts," the goalscorer declared. "Goals and peace have come and at the end of the game, the team has been released [from tension]."