The coach of the Villarreal, Unai emery, said this Wednesday that the priority for his team, which faces the last day of the League against Real Madrid this weekend and the final of the Europa League against him Manchester United next Wednesday, it is always “the next game you play”.
“The league sets your goal, which is to repeat Europe, something that right now we can compete in the three possibilities that are presented to us. We also have the option to play for a title and the opportunity to reach Europe via League, but we are going to prioritize the game of Real Madrid, and although it does not depend only on us, we are going for the victory in that match, since we cannot give up anything, “he said.
“And the final comes on Wednesday, but I insist that the order of priority is always the next game you play,” he added at a press conference. Emery He assured that they are “proud” of their career in Europe because the team “has been at a very high level, very serious”, and has achieved “the reward for that good work.”
“We have had a great group stage, we have used all the players and completed a great journey, in addition to having respected the Europa ‘League‘and all the rivals until this final, “he stressed.
“Now we respect the United, which for me was the initial favorite of the competition. We were candidates to be able to compete and we have succeeded. Now we have one game left, we are going to prepare it well and visualize what awaits us, “said the Basque coach.
The coach of the Vilarreal recalled that the English league is dominating in Europe and that it has two teams in the final of the ‘Champions‘and one in the Europa League, but he believes that Villarreal has shown that against teams of that level it has been strong, in the same way as in the League with the Seville they knew how to suffer, defend and the goalkeeper was there to save them in the first half.
“That knowing how to suffer is good. In these two games with Madrid Y Manchester we will have to suffer, and we will have to know how to always be involved in the game. Knowing how to be emotionally, if you score or receive a goal, you must always be inside. We’ve already been through that, Sunday happened to us with him Seville, being a party from less to more. You are capable of turning a game in which we suffer, and that is good. Seville Y Manchester They are similar teams, last year they eliminated them, so they are a good reference ”, he indicated.
He also assured that the Argentine Rulli will be in goal. “We have a line of work for the season, we know how we are better and Rulli has had a great season. The idea is to continue in that line, it is true that Sergio -Asenjo- is fine, but we are going to give continuity, “he said.
He also regretted that Vicente Iborra He cannot be on the field in this final, but he is happy to see him train already on the field of play, while he sees more possibilities of being able to count on the Argentine Juan Foyth, who already works with the group after his muscle injury, which with Samu chukwueze, which is still on the sidelines of the main training.
He also had words for the fans, which he thanked: “We owe it to them and what we want is to convey joy and desire to reach the goal. We have to live it with them and we want to dedicate the victory to them in this final and that they be proud of your team ”.