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Villarreal head coach Unai Emery underlines the importance of getting three points against Elche

Villarreal CF head coach Unai Emery underlined the importance of this Sunday’s match against Elche at the Estadio de la Cerámica (6:30pm CET): “Elche are full of confidence. Almirón is following on from Pacheta’s good work. They’re a competitive team who only had two points. Elche like to have the ball and getting if off them isn’t easy. We are focused because they’re three very important points,” he added.

For Emery, the upcoming opponents may line up differently to the last few games: “In the last two games they played with four at the back, although they had been playing with five. They often making changes due to the type of players they have. We don’t know for sure how they will play at the Estadio de la Cerámica.”

Villarreal have only lost one game so far this season. The Submarine qualified for the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 impressively and are currently third in LaLiga after two draws against Real Madrid and Real Sociedad: “We’re going into the game on the back of two draws in LaLiga and we want to get back to winning ways. The two draws are good, but aren’t enough. We need to continue improving. The match will demand a lot for us,”

Watch the full press conference in Spanish by clicking play.