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“It’s a crucial match at the Mini has to be full”
“It’s a crucial match at the Mini has to be full”

Sara Monforte calls on the fans to support the team in a very important match for Villarreal Women (Friday, 6:30pm CEST)

Villarreal Women head coach Sara Monforte appeared before the media ahead of the clash against SD Eibar at the Mini Estadi at the José Manuel Llaneza Training Ground (Friday, 6:30pm CEST).

Here is what she had to say:

4 matches that are like 4 finals

“I think that tomorrow’s game is like a final and we are very clear about that and the team is very aware of it. We are not, at the moment, in the position we would like to be in, but that’s what we are and the team is very prepared. It’s clear to me that if this team is prepared at all, it’s because we’ve been through it many times. For us it’s like a final and we have to go and win the game.”

Fight until the end

“I think that winning tomorrow will change everything. The team is in a very good place at the moment. In fact, the team has had the best week of training of the whole season. It’s been a bit of a redemption to talk and to realise that we have to work harder. The team is giving everything and this week has been incredible. In the end, I think that the matches reflect the week of training and I’m very calm for tomorrow’s game despite how important and decisive it is.”

The fans

“Tomorrow has to be the day that the Mini Estadi is most full, even more than the day that Barcelona come here, because this is one of the most important games in the history of Villarreal Women. It’s just as important, if not more important, than last season’s game against Athletic at Lezama and this one is at home. So it would be vital for us that the Mini is full tomorrow.”

The opposition: SD Eibar

“They have very clear ideas and have kept a lot of clean sheets and that says a lot about their defensive work. On top of that, offensively they are scoring the few chances they have. They are very effective in both areas and we have to be as good as possible in that respect. Tomorrow has to be the game in which we defend the area the best and attack the best, and I think that’s going to be the key. Eibar are a team with 29 points, who are virtually saved, but they’re going to want to mathematically seal their salvation. They’re going to come here with very high morale, but they’re also going to come up against a very different Villarreal.”