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“We weren’t clinical enough”
“We weren’t clinical enough”

Emery was frustrated with Villarreal’s lack of effectiveness in front of goal in the first half

Villarreal head coach Unai Emery appeared in front of the media to analyse the Yellows’ defeat in Seville (1-0). The head coach was frustrated at the defeat to Real Betis: “It’s a bit of a disappointment. We couldn’t be in control with long possessions and we took advantage of that to create quicker attacks. Gerard’s injury altered our plans, we didn’t manage to have as much space and be able to run. We lacked danger in the second half and we ended up paying for not being more accurate in the first half.”

The Basque coach has praised the home team: “They are very good and when the game goes their way they are even better. Their goal changed the game and we didn’t know how to react. The 1-0 scoreline left us with a game to be patient, to play closer to their area, but with less space.”

Finally, Emery pointed out that the Submarine must continue to work on aspects such as effectiveness in front of goal: “We haven’t found the goalscoring ability we needed, despite having continuity in our play. We have to keep working to improve in some aspects such as efficiency. Today we had six chances and I’m worried that we didn’t score.”