Villarreal CF Manager, Fran Escribá, praised his players’ job well done that got them the win against Atlético Madrid thanks to a goal by Soriano. For the Manager, the team’s effort and solid performance were so important: "I’m really satisfied. We knew that we were going to suffer and any goal could get us the win. Defending well was fundamental and Soriano and Bakambu gave us so much when they came on. We’re very happy. Nobody wins easily at the Calderón, you have to suffer to get three points. Winning at the Calderón is extremely meritable".
With this victory, Villarreal establish themselves in fifth place: "This team has shown once again that they are capable of beating the big teams. We’re picking up many points and it says a lot that we have 60 points in fifth place. We’re very satisfied", Fran Escribá asserted.
Lastly, the Yellows boss highlighted that Villarreal have beaten Atlético Madrid home and away this season: "We haven’t let in a goal in the 180 minutes we’ve played against Atlético Madrid and this says a lot about us because they are a great team".