Emery: “We were efficient in both boxes”
Emery: “We were efficient in both boxes”

The Basque head coach underlined the importance of getting three points in LaLiga after the win against Rayo Vallecano

Villarreal head coach Unai Emery appeared in front of the media after the game against Rayo Vallecano (2-0) at the Estadio de la Cerámica. These are the key points of what the Basque manager had to say:

Important win

“Every game is difficult. They have dynamic and brave players, who push forward, but they also give you chacnes and that’s what you saw in the game. We were efficient in both boxes. It was a difficult match after playing on Thursday and we needed people with fresh ideas to find that level of performance. We needed three points to feel a bit more comfortable in the table.”

Facing an opponent in good form

“We were aware of the difficulty. Rayo are where they are for their own merit. In LaLiga, we’ve not been as good, and Rayo are in the European spots. It was a really important match.”

Impressive Mandi performance

“Mandi is a great professional and he’s trustworthy. He’s seen it all in his career. You need to trust him and be calm.  Today he put in a great performance .We need him to be present and working well with the team.”