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Miguel Álvarez: “This team isn’t scared of anything”
Miguel Álvarez: “This team isn’t scared of anything”

Villarreal B visit a solid Real Oviedo side this Saturday at 6:30pm CET

Villarreal B head coach Miguel Álvarez appeared in front of the media ahead of the match against Real Oviedo, corresponding to Gameweek 25 of the 2022/23 LaLiga SmartBank season, which will take place this Saturday 28th January at 6:30pm CET at the Estadio Carlos Tartiere.

Here are the key points made by the Mini Submarine boss:

The match in Oviedo

“The team is going into the match in good shape. Alberto and Dela have both completed their suspensions. We’re excited to try and win the match, but we’re aware of its difficulty because in recent matches, no-one has been able to beat them at home.”

The victory in Lugo

“It was one of the things we were looking for, and we did it like we know how to, which is playing football very well, although also we conceded chances, because the game almost slipped away from us in the 90th minute, but that’s part of the process. We are going to continue to grow, and that includes the manager. These three points are very important. I’m focused on the journey, focused on the boys continuing to improve and getting to the end of the journey with our objectives fulfilled.”

Loyal to a playing style

“This team isn’t scared of anything. We’re brave. We’ve fulfilled a lot of our aims in recent years. In the game against Zaragoza, the team played well, just like we did in Ponferrada and when we faced Las Palmas. The team always puts in good performances, but this is also about dominating aspects of the game which penalise you because they’re not small details, they’re big details… A free-kick from out wide, a cross into the box… We’re very. happy with the boys, and we always demand the most out of them. We’re perhaps too demanding, but we won’t stop being so because the B team has always worked well on the basis of hard work and clear ideas.”

Real Oviedo

“I would like to underline the consistency that their coach gives them. They were almost in the relegation zone, and in the last six matches, they haven’t conceded a goal. They’ve lost very few matches and they’ve conceded very few goals. Their coach shows where he comes from, from the top flight. They’re a very solid team, and at home, with the support of their fans, they’re even stronger. We’re going to go with the same attitude we always have. We know about their strengths, but they also know about ours.”