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Marcelino: “We want to end with a win”
Marcelino: “We want to end with a win”

The head coach underlined that the team will help Sorloth in his fight to be the top scorer in Pamplona (Saturday, 2pm CEST)

Villarreal’s head coach, Marcelino García Toral, spoke to the media ahead of the match against CA Osasuna, which will be played this Saturday at 2pm CEST at El Sadar.

Despite there being nothing at stake, the Asturian coach assured that the Submarine want to finish the league competition with a win: “We always want to win and that’s how we face the game. Although nobody has anything at stake in the standings, our professionalism makes us give everything to win. We would have liked to reach the last game with European options. We came close thanks to the work of the players.”

For the Yellows, the big attraction of the match is the battle for the top scorer of the championship with 23 goals, Alexander Sorloth: “He’s close to it. Let’s see if today’s match against Girona produces a favourable result. We all want him to achieve it, the teammates, the staff and everyone at the club. He fully deserves it and we’re going to try to help him do it.”

Furthermore, Marcelino acknowledged that there may be changes to the starting eleven: “It’s something we’re going to evaluate. We will take into account the situation of each player. We don’t want to harm them, we’re looking to benefit each player according to the situation they’re in.”

Finally, he Villaviciosa has played down the importance of his magnificent work at the Submarine, in which the team has had a fantastic second half of the season, putting the focus on the attitude and work of his players: “I told you this when I arrived and I maintain it now. My name is neither Saviour nor my surname is Miracles. When good dynamics are achieved, the important thing here is the players. We are very grateful for the way they received us, the work they did and the respect they showed us. They were the ones who changed the dynamic, who are the ones who play. It took a while to adapt to the change of methodologies and we suffered a lot of injuries at the beginning, but we brought in important reinforcements and increased our competitiveness.”