Showing character against a dangerous opponent
Showing character against a dangerous opponent

Villarreal B manager Miguel Álvarez analyses the game against FC Andorra (Sunday, 12pm CEST)

A direct meeting between the two leaders. Villarreal B manager Miguel Álvarez underlined this lunchtime that his time needs to show character to get the three points against FC Andorra (Sunday, 12pm CEST). “To win, we’ll have to show a lot of character and play our football. When we don’t have the ball, it won’t be easy, but we can cause them damage. Andorra strengthened well, with players who know the league, to give them more quality. They play a 4-3-3 like Barça B and have speed up front. They attack the spaces very well, it won’t be easy.”

The Yellows Reserves returned yesterday afternoon from England after playing against Dinamo Zagreb in the Premier League International Cup, with just two days to prepare for a game against a tough opponent. Despite that, it is not an excuse for Álvarez: “The journey was long and tiring, with a lot of time on the coach. It can’t be an excuse, we’re now focused on the game against Andorra. We will compete against a very good opponent.”

To conclude, he said that he expects a tight game: “We’re going into it hoping to win and knowing that we’re facing the best team we’ve faced so far. Since they made their latest signings, they have 12 points, scoring nine goals and conceding none. This tells you about the type of team they are, with a lot of quality and a good footballing project. We would be calmer if we’d beaten Barça B. Regardless of the points we have, we always go into games hoping to win.”