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Calleja: “This win will give us confidence”
Calleja: “This win will give us confidence”

The Villarreal manager underlines the impressive performance of his side against Real Betis

Villarreal boss Javi Calleja underlined that his side put in an impressive performance to beat Real Betis at the Estadio de la Cerámica (2-1). “We need to take many positives from this match. We dedicate this victory to the fans. The team played with double pressure after knowing the results from other matches. We showed personality and we put in an impressive performance. At the end, we were shaky, but we were strong enough from the start of the match to take the three points with us. The victory is a victory earned by everyone.”

According to Calleja, his players understood the match perfectly: “The team was focused and read the game well. We knew that Betis are a good team that like possession, but we knew how to counter their strengths from the start. When we won the ball, we were very good. It was a match similar to others at home. This time we defended well and we were effective up front. We were freer mentally.”

Finally, Calleja underlined the great performances from Gerard Moreno and Samu Chukwueze, the two goalscorers for the Yellows. “Gerard always does a great job. He is a great player and he shows in every training session that he has talented. I knew sooner or later, he would score. He played well. Samu is a player who doesn’t stop growing. He is doing very well and is showing he’s capable of playing at the top level. We need to be patient with him.”