Unai Emery underlined the demanding nature of competing well against one of the favourites to win the UEFA Champions League
Villarreal head coach Unai Emery appeared in front of the media to analyse the upcoming match against FC Bayern, corresponding to the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals at the Fussball Arena München (Tuesday, 9pm CEST).
The Basque head coach underlined the difficulty of the match against the Bavarians. “We’re aware that it will be tough, but I’m convinced that we can compete and find results against the tough demands of an opposition who are the favourites, despite the first-leg result. They’re one of the favourites to win the Champions League.”
To get a good result and get through the tie, Emery underlined that the team will need to be competitive and capitalise on the chances they have: “We’re preparing for the game. We know that it will be difficult, we want to execute our game well and have chances. This team has grown a lot. We need to adapt to the demands of the opposition, show personality and be ourselves.”
Emery also emphasised the importance of the match against the German side and underlined his ambition ahead of the chance to get into the semi-finals of the leading continental competition: “We want to be focused throughout the match. We have to play with the resources we have. We’re not satisfied with reaching where we have, but we want more and to go through. We know it is tough, but we want to find our moments in a demanding situation.”