Villarreal Manager, Fran Escrbá, talked about the draw picked up against Osmanlispor and also commended the Submarine’s reaction as they managed to equalize after going 2-0 down: “In the first half we didn’t play well. Then, the penalty and the sending off opened up the game, although afterwards it’s bittersweet as we know we had the chances to win it “.
For Escribá, the errors made were what penalized the team: “In Europe there’s not a lot of difference between teams. In other groups and in the Champions League we will see surprise results. We knew that Osmanlispor had a good team, with four powerful players and unsettling up front. For us it was crucial not to make any mistakes, but the spirit shown to make the comeback was good. The team showed character to equalize in the second half”.
Lastly, Fran Escribá sent a message to the fans ahead of the team's future in this year’s edition of the UEFA Europa League: “We will qualify if we get six points at home. What we do at El Madrigal is very important now”.