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“We drew level quickly and capitalised on the spaces left”
“We drew level quickly and capitalised on the spaces left”

Quique Setién was satisfied with Villarreal’s reaction in the second half

Villarreal head coach Quique Setién has appeared before the media after his team’s resounding victory over FC Cartagena (1-5) in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey.

The manager was satisfied with the result, pointing out that the team knew how to make the most of the spaces in the second half: “Cartagena came out with desire and it cost us a lot. In the second half, we equalised early and from then on we had more space, which we took advantage of and converted them into chances.”

Setién was satisfied with his side’s work, but acknowledged that the team must continue to polish certain details for the future: “I’m happy with some things and not so happy with others. We lacked a bit of accuracy and speed in our ball circulation. They are a very physical team who put in a lot of crosses and that’s where we were going to suffer. We’ll take lessons from the game and the best thing is that we’re winning. That’s always positive.”

Finally, after sealing his side’s place in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, the Villarreal CF coach is already looking ahead to their next game against Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Cerámica this Saturday at 4:15pm CET: “We’ll try to prepare well for the game. We know Real Madrid’s enormous potential. We’re expecting a tough game, but we’re going to try to give our best. It will be a very entertaining game.”