At today’s press conference, Villarreal CF’s Argentinean defender, Mateo Musacchio, highlighted how well the Submarine are doing in the LaLiga Santander: "We’re happy with what we’re doing. We only have three matches to go and we can’t relax, we will try to compete just as we have been in the matches we have left". Likewise, the Yellow number 5 talked about how the squad is feeling ahead of the match against FC Barcelona (Saturday, 6:30pm CET, Camp Nou): "We know how difficult it is to play against them at the Camp Nou. They have the best players in the world and what’s more, they’re competing for the league title. We’re also playing for a lot though and we’re going to go for it".
The Argentinean centre back emphasized the need "to be a solid side" to be able to pick up points at the Camp Nou: "The key is to keep a clean sheet. We know how difficult that is, but when we have our chances we must convert them". Furthermore, Musacchio highlighted the "huge competition" for European spots in the LaLiga Santander: "It’s getting more and more even and it’s very difficult to be in the fight, but we’re doing well, we’re putting the pressure on and we depend on ourselves". Lastly, despite the great season that the Submarine has had, Musacchio prefers "not to look at the statistics" and "focus on picking up the maximum amount of points possible in the league fixtures that are left until the end of the campaign".