Emery: “Every game is an opportunity"

25 / 09 / 2020

The Yellows boss expects a high-tempo game against a “very dangerous” Barcelona

Villarreal head coach Unai Emery appeared in front of the media to analyse the upcoming match against FC Barcelona (Sunday, 9pm CEST). The Basque manager highlighted that Villarreal are going into the game with confidence and ambition: “I’m looking forward to seeing how we respond to a great team like Barcelona. We’re excited and optimistic. I’m relaxed because the players are doing well.”  

The Basque boss praised Barcelona: “Their starting eleven is always made up of top quality players. They have a deep and determined squad. They can beat you with one individual play or from a set piece.” 

For Emery, the key factors of the game will be concentrating in defence and being effective in attack: “We have to respond offensively and defensively. To be able to go in for 50/50 challenges and come out on top. Attack with aggression and personality.”  

Lastly, the Yellows manager maintains his eagerness to pick up the second win of the season: “Every game is an opportunity. We’re aspiring to surprise at the Camp Nou as a result of good and efficient preparation. I see it as an opportunity and we must believe we can do it.”

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