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Sara Monforte: “It’s a match that’s worth more than three points”
Sara Monforte: “It’s a match that’s worth more than three points”

The Yellows face Real Betis on Saturday at 6:30pm CET at the Mini Estadi

Villarreal Women head coach, Sara Monforte, appeared at the press conference ahead of the first game of the second half of the season against Real Betis, which will take place this Saturday at 6:30pm CET at the Mini Estadi. The Yellows are aware of the importance of this game, despite there still being another 14 games to play.

Here is what she had to say

Another final?

“It won’t be easy. In the first half of the season, Betis beat us and made things very difficult for us. It’s a match of more than three points. They are coming from several consecutive defeats and need to change that dynamic. It will be a difficult game because Maria Pry is a very good coach and I’m sure it will be complicated.”

The importance of the fans

“We now have a lot of home games against direct opponents. They can be decisive so that we don’t have to suffer until the end. It’s always nice to have a lot of people come to the Mini Estadi and it’s very important for the players.”

The debut of Thaís Reiss

“She is quite a different player. She has a lot of quality in her left foot. She can be very good for us because she has a great eye for goal. She’s very committed and is training exceptionally well. She can provide us with attacking power.”

How the team are feeling before the match

“We are in a good place at the moment. We’ve got a lot of people back. The players are in a good position and are feeling good, knowing what they have to do. We have a very good group and the other day in Huelva you could see that we knew how to suffer to get the three points.”

Keys to the match

“Above all being solid at the back, which is what has been giving us the points we’ve got. When we have been strong, they have created few chances against us.”

Looking to be calm

“At the moment it’s difficult, but we’re working on it. The idea is to be able to get there in a few days’ time and be more relaxed. We will always want more. In the end, these are challenges that you set yourself. I’m convinced that this year we’re going to suffer until the very end. It’s complicated because there are a lot of teams at the bottom who have very good squads. Scoring in Liga F is very complicated.”