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Expecting an intense match
Expecting an intense match

Quiqu Setién expects an exciting match against Athletic Club at San Mamés (Sunday, 6:30pm CET)

Villarreal CF head coach Quique Setién underlined that he expects an exciting game against Athletic Club (Saturday, 6:30pm CET). A match between two teams who qualify for in Europe at the end of the season.

Setién’s return to LaLiga

“I’m not nervous, it’s true that I’ve already over the surge of adrenaline, so I’m already in a calm situation. We’ve worked hard, but I had recharged to be able to arrive with strength. I’m fine and I’m looking forward to returning to the league.”

The team’s situation

“We will always try to improve in every game, I saw things that I like, but there are nuances that we need to improve so that things come out intuitively. I was satisfied, and from there we will try to improve the mistakes and the work of understanding the ideas. Some have it easier, but with just one day’s work, the truth is that they understood many things. Morlanes, Baena, Alberto… they understood it well and more easily, the truth is that I’m delighted.”

An intense match at San Mamés

“San Mamés is always full and the atmosphere is always extraordinary. It’s going to be a game of alternatives and two teams who want the ball. Valverde’s registers have changed to have more of the ball, what is certain is that it’s going to be an intense and entertaining game.”

Maximum excitement

“We are starting a new era, I see the players with enthusiasm for this new situation, so we are going to face the game with all our energy and enthusiasm. What I can be sure of is that the team will be intense and will try to outdo their opponents in many areas of the game. We hope to be more successful in attack than we were the other day, as we had the chances we had the other day.”

The opposition’s strengths

“We are aware of their speed and danger up front. It’s true that you can’t run faster than someone who is faster than you. Therefore, we have to be intelligent and get yards and an advantage, so that they can’t make it difficult for us with that speed. It’s clear that we’re going to be caught in some situations, we’re not faster, but we can be smarter. We have experienced players who can be smarter and that helps you to be better.”