The Villarreal head coach underlined the ultra-defensive set up by Elche at the Estadio de la Cerámica
Villarreal head coach Unai Emery underlined that he believed his team deserved more against Elche at the Estadio de la Cerámica (0-0), but he recognised the impressive defensive performance by the away side: “Elche have created a very strong defensive set-up. They played with four defenders and two wing-backs, so they were playing with six at the back. The positive news for us is that they didn’t have a single chance of scoring. We pressed well, but they were really well set up. We didn’t create danger. The sensations are those of frustration, but if anyone deserved to win, it was us. We were able to create more goalscoring chances. The team is being consistent.”
The Yellows now have three draws in a row in LaLiga, against Real Madrid, Real Sociedad and Elche: “These three draws in a row in LaLiga don’t please me, but draws are good if you win the next game. You need to recognise Elche’s brilliant work in defence. To win this match, you need the public cheering you on. We need to continue improving bit by bit. The team is strong and that’s positive.”
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