Villarreal coach Unai Emery said yesterday at a press conference that his team’s goal of entering Europe is “mandatory” and that Betis, the opponent in Sunday’s game at La Cerámica, is “a direct rival” . “The draws have moved us away from the upper zone, but we think of Europe, although the Champions League would be more than a prize,” he added.
«We come from a week in which we have recovered people and feelings. Pau Torres has trained well today, and if everything goes normal it will be for Sunday. In addition, we already have Capoue and Rubén Peña, who will be a doubt until the moment of the match, but they already train with us. With Yeremi we go day by day, he has ankle discomfort and we are going to see his evolution “, he reviewed the situation of players with physical problems.
“Our performance will be better when we are all, with casualties we have fewer alternatives. In the middle we have Parejo and Foyth, we can use Costa, Baena or Moi Gómez, so we have alternatives that can respond. We have a team to think about winning Betis », he added.
Emery recalled that they have missed points in the last minutes, but he does not think the team has doubts. «In Elche we reacted to his two goals and we were close to victory. We must regain stability and good feelings, “he added.
On Betis he pointed out that he will arrive “in a great state of form and confidence” because he does things well and has few casualties. “Canales is the benchmark, Rubial and Lainez are unbalancing, to which Fekir adds, who can unbalance any game by himself, as well as Emerson and Álex Moreno on the wings. “We know that we must give our best level and be very competitive in order to win this match,” said the yellow coach.