In the previous season of the Spanish League, Athletic Madrid turned into the new champions of Spain as they won their domestic league.
It was a historic event as Diego Simeone and his team overcame Real Madrid and Barcelona who were the favorites on winning it due to their astronomically high transfer budgets that allow them on making a huge splash in the transfer market and sign some of the best players in the world.
That season was the proof needed in order to verify that the Spanish League is not only a 2 horse league race which is what it’s constantly being called but Athletic Madrid stepped it up and made their claim at the top as they became serious contenders on winning major trophies.
Carlos Tevez believes that Athletic Madrid can also go on and win the Champions League in this season as the Argentine player voiced his opinion concerning which club can become the new champions of Europe and take the title away from Real Madrid.
“They’re a team the play together really well. They are a difficult rival. They close the space really well and are dangerous on the counter. I see them as one of the candidates to win the Champions League.” Carlos Tevez said.
Athletic Madrid has so far done a very impressive job in their journey of competing in the Champions League as they ended the group stages by being at the top of Group A with 13 points meanwhile Juventus secured the 2nd spot with 10 points.
On February 25, Athletic Madrid will be facing off with Bayer Leverkusen in the next rounds of the Champions League and the Spanish side are favorites on coming out on top with the victory.