A demanding game against a growing Alavés side
A demanding game against a growing Alavés side

Unai Emery underlines that Villarreal will need to put in a big performance to get a win in Vitoria (Wednesday, 9pm CEST)

Villarreal CF head coach Unai Emery appeared in front of the media remotely this Tuesday to analyse the build-up to the match against Deportivo Alavés at Medizorrotza (Wednesday, 9pm CEST).

An opportunity to seal a place in the fight for Europe

“Every week there are fewer games left in LaLiga. Sunday’s win put us in a good place to reach the European spots. Against Alavés, we need to build on our last win. Real Betis and Real Sociedad are strong rivals. They’re showing an important consistency.”

A Deportivo Alavés side in good form

“We’re going with the idea of finding the best team possible to compete and adapt to an Alavés side who go into the game in good form. They’re confident after drawing in Bilbao and beating Huesca. They need to get a win too.”

A tie that will need Villarreal to be at their best

“We’re expecting a game against a team that need to win. They are going to try and stop us from playing how we want to. We will need to put in a complete performance to get the three points.”

The Super League isn’t the solution

“It’s a war about power and control in football. It’s subject to the economic capacity that can be generated. UEFA take control of management and there are clubs who have rebelled against that control. It coincides with a pandemic and an economic crisis that affects every club. Villarreal’s position and my position is that we’re against it. We need to find solutions working together, not those of only a few. The Super League is a big risk for football and for sport. We can’t forget that football is feeling. We need everyone to make this sport a big sport.”