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Commitment and versatility
Commitment and versatility

The Argentinean Juan Foyth has become a key man for Unai Emery

Juan Foyth is becoming a crucial player for Villarreal. The Argentinean defender’s versatility is allowing Unai Emery to play him in various positions on the pitch. He has played at centre-back, at full-back, and even as a defensive midfielder. A real blessing.

“You adapt to the team’s needs, what’s important isn’t to show yourself off, it’s that the team performs well. The manager knows that I’m a central defender, but I am always going to help in the position that I play in. In professional football, I hadn’t played as a holding midfielder, but I had played as a full-back for the national team and for Tottenham. When I play as a holding midfielder, the manager and his assistants give me tips and advice on how to do it well,” said Foyth.

The Yellows No.8 underlined how the team was keen on getting back into action to get a win: “I believe that we deserved more in every game, but it didn’t happen. It’s true that there are things that can be improved on when things like this happen, but we’re feeling good and we can’t wait to be out there playing. We don’t have pressure on us, it’s more that we really want to return to the feeling of winning again. We are out of the cup, we had high hopes but it wasn’t to be. We’re fifth in the league, but there’s a lot still to play, and we’re not going to make a fuss over this run.”

Regarding the upcoming opponent, Foyth highlighted the danger of the team from Seville: “Betis are a competitive opponent, with good players, which we already saw at their ground. We are ready for an extremely tough game, and they’re also a team who are really close to us and we need to win to increase the gap between us.”

Watch Foyth’s press conference in Spanish by clicking the play logo, on the main image.