Miguel Álvarez: “Every game is a final now”
Miguel Álvarez: “Every game is a final now”

The B-team manager hailed the attacking potential and experience that Linares have ahead of the game this Saturday (7pm CEST)

Villarreal B head coach Miguel Álvarez analysed the match this Saturday (7pm CEST) at the Mini Estadi against Linares Deportivo. He underlined the importance of getting three points against a direct opponent who are in good form. Here are the standout quotes:

Linares, an experienced team

“We’re happy with how we competed against Barça B at the Johan Cruyff. The team played very well. There’s no time to stop. Every game is a final now. We’re coming up against Linares, who are one of the most in-form teams in the league, they’re unbeaten in seven. They’re a very good block and have very good attacking numbers. They can play in a number of ways, and you can see that there’s a lot of good work that goes on behind the scenes. They also have players who have played at this level for a number of years.”

A direct opposition

“We played very well there, but they competed well and beat us. It will be a different game. They had a good run in the Copa del Rey and now they’re a direct opponent, in the first meeting they were lower in the table. In this division, there are a lot of things up for grabs in each game.”