Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno stated at a press conference that the team faces the Europa League with a “clean mind” regarding the trajectory of the last League matches, a competition in which the team has not won for eight games.
“Regardless of the League, this is another competition and we face it as we did with Salzburg, we do it with great respect and knowing that it is going to cost us,” he said before the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 that he will play. this Thursday in Ukraine against Dynamo Kiev.
“We must play two great games and tomorrow’s is the first,” added the attacker from the Castellón team.
Gerard Moreno insisted on the idea of maintaining the team’s dynamics in the Europa League with the previous round as a model and pointed out that Dynamo Kiev is a dominating team in their League. “They are strong at the back and with quality at the top, which we respect, although with our mind set on what we can do,” continued the player who considers that on a personal level he is in a good moment.
“Now comes the Europa League, a competition that is getting more and more complicated because the level of the opponents rises, but we are going with a winning mentality, respect for the rival and aware of the team we have,” he concluded.