Villarreal coach Unai Emery pointed out that the defeat suffered this Friday in the extension of his match against Valencia came in part because his team “did not accept” the draw of the locals in the final stretch, he went for the second so much and although they had a chance, in the end they lost it.
“The penalty for them has strengthened them emotionally and we have taken a striker and we had an option but they caught us on a counterattack. The last action comes from a precipitation that we have not been able to correct and they have found a very good action from Guedes ”, he summarized.
The coach analyzed the fact of having eight consecutive games without winning in the League. “I am not talking about a crisis, but about a moment in which we are below the minimum regularity to fight for Europe. In the League we have to find better answers because the objective of being in Europe is important for us. We have lost confidence and we have to work to regain it, “he said.
The coach said they did not start the match well because they could not connect plays or do damage with high pressure. “However, in the coming and going we have had some occasions, such as the goal and one from Paco (Alcácer). Without being well, we had him on track ”, he explained.
“In the second half, they put us behind but we defended ourselves well. They have had a crossbar but we also have to sentence. There was the key. The 0-1 must be finished off or be very strong, “he reflected.
Emery lamented the “missed opportunity” and admitted that it is a “blow” by not scoring any points. “We can name the moment we pass by and we talk about that internally,” he admitted.