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“These guys deserve for a lot of people to come”
“These guys deserve for a lot of people to come”

Miguel Álvarez has highlighted that the Mini Submarine are in good shape physically and looking forward to facing Real Sporting (Sunday, 2pm CEST)

Villarreal B head coach, Miguel Álvarez, appeared before the media to analyse the match against Real Sporting, which will be played on Sunday at 2pm CEST at the Estadio de la Cerámica.

He predicted a difficult game against the side from Gijón: “It’s going to be complicated, for sure. We’re playing at home and I think we’ll play a good game. We have to get points at home to round off the great season we’re having. It will be a very competitive game.”

As for the match scenario, Miguel Álvarez expects an opponent who will be looking to dominate the game: “They are a great team. They have a fantastic squad. I expect a team that knows what’s at stake. They know they’re playing against a reserve team. They will want to impose their game and what we want to do is get close to winning the game and minimise their opponents’ strengths. They will wait for their moment. We have to be patient.”

Miguel Álvarez is optimistic and confident in the squad, who are giving their all in the Spanish top flight: “The team is physically and mentally in good shape. We knew that Segunda was going to be very tough and it’s been a fantastic season. We are six points away from survival and it looks like a disaster. We have confidence in the lads. They are at a great level. They work hard every day and they are making us enjoy a lot. They’re machines and we’re going to fight until the end. I respect and trust this group. The category is complicated, we can’t forget that.”

Finally, the head coach appealed to the Villarreal fans to help them achieve the goal of survival: “The boys deserve to have a lot of people on the pitch. We have two home games left to enjoy this category and we need them to support us. They are young players and the encouragement of the fans gives you energy when you can’t. We ask them to come and support us. We ask them to come and join us. The pitch is very big and we want them to come. It would give us a lot.”