Villarreal CF head coach Unai Emery appeared in front of the media this lunch time to analyse the upcoming match against Deportivo Alavés (Wednesday, 7pm CEST). He underlined his happiness at the hard work and the reaction he has seen from his players after Sunday’s defeat to FC Barcelona: “We picked ourselves up quickly. I am extremely confident of in the squad and we are completely focused on tomorrow’s game. We need to step a forward to compete better and focus our energy.”
For Emery, the match against the Basque side will be tough, and he warned about the danger of the upcoming opponent: “It is going to be a tough game. They are a difficult team to beat. They’re a battling side that will challenge us in the air.”
However, the manager underlined how to overcome the upcoming opponent: “What we need to, most of all, is be competitive in the match. Impose our style, our ideas. Above all, we need to be capable of conceding Little and making the most of our offensive qualities, as we have strikers capable of scoring a lot of goals.”
Emery underlined the club’s identity: “The club has had a lot of good moments throughout its history, and there is always a clear message: hard work. That is one of the most important points where I’ve found a connection. Hard work and dedication will lead the Submarine to big success.”
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