The midfielder’s injury Vincent
Iborra, who said goodbye to the season after suffering a torn ligament in December, has marked a before and after the Villarreal, who performed at a good level in the first thirteen league games with the Valencian footballer in the team and who has been well below in the thirteen he has played subsequently.
Iborra, a benchmark for the team at that time, was injured on December 13 during his team’s visit to Betis (1-1), a circumstance that has marked the change in trend at Villarreal, a team that until then had only suffered one defeat and was settled in the high zone of the classification.
With this player in the team, Villarreal was fifth, one point behind fourth, with five wins, seven draws and one loss, which had allowed them to add twenty-two points.
Since then, the Castellón team has added three victories, six draws and four defeats with which it has added fifteen points, although it only has five of the most recent twenty-four, with two defeats in the last matches, a week ago at home against Atlético Madrid (0-2) and on Friday at the Mestalla against Valencia (2-1) in a match that won 0-1 in the 85th minute.
Villarreal is at the worst game moment of the season, a circumstance that coincides with having played as many league games without Iborra as those he had played with a footballer on the pitch that gave balance to the football of the team led by Unai Emery.
Iborra has always been characterized by maintaining the competitive level of the team and the personality in the center of the field, as he has shown since his arrival at Villarreal and had previously done in his previous clubs.