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Emery: “We’re reacting well in LaLiga”
Emery: “We’re reacting well in LaLiga”

The Basque head coach underlines the importance of showing consistency in LaLiga

Villarreal head coach Unai Emery appeared in front of the media after the Submarine’s win over Deprotivo Alavés (5-2). Here are the key points of what he had to say:

A good run

“LaLiga is where we can be consistent and the main rewards to be a good team will come from there. The Champions League is something that’s great, and the Copa del Rey excites us, but in 38 matchdays, that’s where we need to show consistency. There have been moments of the season where we’ve lost it, but now we’re in a run where the team is reacting well. It has coincided with Gerard’s return from injury, through him we find goals and everything seems more fluid. We’re still lower down than where we want to be, but with these wins, we feel more comfortable.”

Boulaye Dia

“Each player has their role. Boulaye has had his adaptation process, and he has been a bit anxious to shoot in certain situations in front of goal. We missed him being calm and sometimes pausing to execute the final piece of play correctly, and today he was. In the dressing room, he’s loved because of his humility and because he’s fully implicated at all times.”

Overcoming adversities during the match

“Yes, we made some mistakes, but we need to stay calm. The team were able to overcome that error. The 2-2 came at a time of the game when it could have been critical, but we reacted well and the fact that we could overcome it is something positive. We need to minimise mistakes, but we need to be able to move on from them.”

To see the press conference in full (in Spanish), click play.