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Emery: “On Sunday we have a real test”
Emery: “On Sunday we have a real test”

The Villarreal head coach underlined the importance of the upcoming match against Cádiz

Unai Emery spoke to the media ahead of LaLiga Matchday 29 where Villarreal will visit the Nuevo Mirandilla to face Cádiz. The Basque head coach spoke about the Yellows, emphasising the importance of Sunday’s game, the Champions League draw against FC Bayern and the call-ups for Pau Torres and Yeremy Pino with Spain. Here are the standout quotes from Emery:

Valuing the tie against Cádiz

“Everything starts with LaLiga. It’s the competition that is going to give us the chance to be in Europe. This Sunday’s match is very important to have chances in the future. Cádiz are a team that have improved a lot and we recently had a painful defeat against Osasuna. Winning away from home. We need to find consistency and find footballing and mental responses.”

Changing the chip

“We’re in an improvement process in every aspect, especially on a mental level. We need to find consistency and be capable of playing games midweek and then at the weekend. We have constant tests and Sunday is one of them. We need to be capable of playing with the same starting XI in Turin or with a completely different starting XI. It’s a challenge we need to overcome.”

Pau Torres and Yeremy Pino called up by Spain

“It’s really positive that Villarreal players are called up by their country. We have a lot of international players in the squad, which is recognition for the club and also for each player. Their successes on an individual level also please us.”

Quarter-finals against FC Bayern

“It’s going to be a tough match. Playing there is really satisfying and excites us. Being in the quarter-finals of the Champions League means that you will have opponents who demand a lot from us, every opponent is difficult. We will use our strengths and enjoy the tie from a competitive point of view.”