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“It’s a very special match”
“It’s a very special match”

Unai Emery emphasised that the match against Manchester United is an exciting and tough challenge

Villarreal head coach Unai Emery appeared in front of the media, alongside Dani Parejo, to analyse the build-up to the upcoming UEFA Champions League match against Manchester United this Tuesday at 6:45pm CET, at the Estadio de la Cerámica.

A big Champions League evening

“We’re competing well in the Champions League. We’re going to face the favourites. There’s a big difference between a win and a victory. We are going to enjoy getting ready for the match, because it’s a special game, an exciting game, an exciting game. We want to show the positive improvements that we’ve made in recent games to enjoy taking part in this competition. You can’t ask for anything more from a Villarreal vs Manchester United.”

Enjoy the moment

“We’re playing in the Champions League, we want to enjoy the competition and be competitive. It’s a challenge that excites us. We’re aware of the opportunity this competition gives us. It excites us. We want to respond well and impose aspects of our play that bring us closer to victory.”

The keys to victory

“Defending well is crucial, as is being united and winning individual duels. We also need to show personality in our performance, use collective resources and be clinical. I believe a lot in what we’re capable of doing. We need to adapt ourselves to what they want to do on the pitch.”

Manchester United at their best

“We’re expecting a very good version of Manchester United, because of the characteristics of their players and because of the moment they’re in coming into the game. It’s a determining tie ahead of the Round of 16. They’re the perfect conditions to see what we’re capable of.”