“The match timings didn’t work out for us”
“The match timings didn’t work out for us”

Pacheta has expressed his frustration at the defeat and acknowledged that the team needs to be stronger in defence

Villarreal head coach, José Rojo ‘Pacheta’ has appeared before the media after the defeat against Athletic Club (2-3). “We’re disappointed to have lost. We can’t concede so many goals. We have to be much stronger at the back. We can’t concede these balls or spaces,” he acknowledged.

In the same vein, the Yellows head coach pointed out that it was a tough game, in which a bit of luck was lacking: “We are not as confident as we should be and teams punish you. It was a very tough game for us. We were down 0-3 in the 30th minute and, despite that, we had character. The script of the game was very cruel for us. We conceded and they were very good at finishing from the start. We got the 1-1 and we didn’t get it right. The timing of the match didn’t work out for us.”

On the other hand, Pacheta also highlighted some positive aspects of the match: “It wasn’t such a bad performance to be 0-3 down. We had more shots than ever, but we didn’t score. If the two goals hadn’t gone in at the end, I’d say the same thing. We did some good things at 0-3 down, which isn’t easy. Against an opponent that can break you down. We didn’t play that badly.”