“We knew it was going to be a tough match”
“We knew it was going to be a tough match”

Setién underlined that the team is improving all the time and is picking up positive concepts

Villarreal CF head coach Quique Setién appeared in front of the media after the win over CD Guijuelo (1-2) in the second round of the Copa del Rey. Here are his key quotes:

Summary of the match

“We knew it was going to be a tough game for different reasons. They’re a team who had only conceded once at home. The pitch was also an important factor, because we’re not used to playing, nor training, at places like this.”

The difficulty of the Copa del Rey

“We know that in this competition any opponent can make things difficult for you. It happened in every other match today. No-one gifts anything. Yes, there is an important different in terms of divisions, but at grounds like this, it evens out.”

CD Guijuelo

“They didn’t have many chances, but they did look dangerous when they got near to our box and when they were defending, they were a united block, so we needed to be on our game with our passing to cause them problems. In the closing stages of the game, we deserved more.”

The game against Valencia

“This match won’t be anything like the one on New Year’s Eve against Valencia. The team is improving every day and gaining new concepts. I’m sure that this match won’t have any lasting negative effects in terms of how we’re feeling, and we will go into the match completely differently than today’s one.”