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“We have to be at our best”
“We have to be at our best”

Quique Setién has stressed that Villarreal will be looking to impose their game to win against Anderlecht

Villarreal head coach Quique Setién appeared before the media at the Anderlecht Stadium on Wednesday to analyse the match against the Belgian side, which will be played this Thursday at 6:45pm CET in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League round of 16.

Good feelings ahead of the continental showdown

“The feelings are the ones we had against Almería. They were very good. There’s always room for improvement, but we’ve taken an important step forward with an away win.”

The Conference excites the Submarine

“We are very excited about this game, as the Conference is another route to Europe next season, and we want to enjoy the European competition, which is beautiful and we all like to get there and compete.”

Anderlecht, an opponent confident on the ball

“They are a team with similar mechanisms to ours. They play well, they try to keep the ball and come out from the back. They have good players. We can’t let them play because they are a great team. They’re not at their best in the league, but they’re a strong team.”

Obliged to be at their best

“They’re going to be aggressive and try to play in our half. We can’t let them do that. We’re playing away from home and they’ll be supported by their fans, but for us it’s an important game and we have to be at our best. They are a good team, but we should show that we can be better and get a good result.”