Arana: “We’ll give our all in the play-offs”
Arana: “We’ll give our all in the play-offs”

The Villarreal B striker has underlined the focus of the dressing room ahead of the play-off semi-final (Sunday, 6pm CEST)

Villarreal B forward Juan Carlos Arana appeared in front of the media today in the build-up to the play-off semi-final for promotion to LaLiga Smartbank against UD Logroñés, which will take place this Sunday at 6pm CEST at A Malata in Ferrol. The Canary Islander underlined that the team will give their all to try and earn promotion, but that there is no pressure, and they will try and overcome the errors that stopped them getting automatic promotion. Here are the standout quotes from Arana:


“We are excited because most of us have never played a promotion play-off. We want to thank the fans for the support they’ve given us in recent weeks. We’re going to give our all, like we have all year. We want to correct the small errors which have been the reason why we haven’t got direct promotion this year.”

Neutral stadium

“We could try and find the negative side of it, but it’s a shorter play-off, and one which benefits us after finishing second. We won’t think about it as playing away from home. That’s how we’re going into the game.”

The opposition

“We didn’t know much about them. They’re a team from the other group and we didn’t know until the end of the normal season who we would face. Now we’re analysing their strengths and weaknesses, but the manager says we need to focus on ourselves and enjoy it.”

A tight league

“You only have to see the table. In the end, Atlético Baleares didn’t make it, and they were one of the leading teams throughout the season, and neither did Sabadell, whose second half of the season was hard to beat. We’ve all made mistakes in certain games. We’re focused and respectful. We need to think that it’s only one game from the final.”