Emery: “Alavés knew how to capitalise on their chances”
Emery: “Alavés knew how to capitalise on their chances”

The Villareral head coach was frustrated with his sides lack of clinical finishing during the defeat at Mendizorrotza

Villarreal head coach Unai Emery appeared remotely in front of the press to analyse the loss to Deportivo Alavés (2-1): “The match started badly for us. They scored their first goal quickly, we recovered and we had chances, but we lacked a cutting edge that their goalkeeper had. In the second half, we found the equaliser and we could have gone ahead. They were able to find their moments and score the second goal.”

Emery recognised that Deportivo Alavés knew when to dig in and when to make the most of their chances. “We knew it was going to be a different match from the one the other day against Levante. Deportivo Alavés had a lot to play for, they knew when to dig in when we were dominating and they reacted well. They had their moments and they capitalised on them.”