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“We are convinced by what we’re doing and really excited”
“We are convinced by what we’re doing and really excited”

Quique Setién was very satisfied after the spectacular victory

Villarreal coach Quique Setién spoke to the media after his side’s deserved 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in Gameweek 16 of LaLiga.

Best game of the season

We knew how to suffer when it was our turn. We started very well. We took our game plan to the pitch. We created chances that allowed us, to a certain extent, control the game.

Momentum of the team

We are moving forward. The reality is that there are many things that the players are understanding. We are putting players in positions they weren’t used to playing in and they are doing well. As is the case with Gerard, he used to play further back and now he occupies a more advanced position. Coquelin and Capoue are understanding the position of inside players and once we get the ball out from the back, we create a lot of danger.

The team’s reaction after the break

I’m a man of faith. The beginnings were not easy. The reality is that it’s hard to change things that are going well, but I knew it was going to work out. This squad has extraordinary quality.

Position in the table

I’m not worried about the standings. We have three wins in a row, but LaLiga is very competitive. It’s very likely that you’ll have a bad run. The important thing is to get to the end with strength and conviction in what you’re doing, and with the utmost enthusiasm. Winning or losing depends on the smallest details.

Defensive aspect

We were warned that our opponents would create a chance to score out of nowhere. At the start we had some very clear chances that we didn’t take advantage of. Today we suffered in some situations, but overall the team was very good defensively. The wingers helped a lot. To do this you have to have enormous concentration.

Baena and his great form

I knew him, but it’s true that he’s surprising me very positively. Not only is he doing things well, but he also wants to improve. He has an extraordinary future. He will continue to grow. Physically he’s a wonder. He’s going to give us a lot.

Foyth’s defensive ability

We already knew him. He’s a player with spectacular potential in defence. But offensively he also gives us a lot. Everyone who plays against him has a hard time, he’s very strong and he senses the play very well.

The quality of Gerard Moreno

He is an enormous footballer, who interprets the actions very well. Every time he receives and offloads he helps us a lot. He’s a player who is difficult for opponents to detect, and he also scores a lot of goals and assists.