The Villarreal CF coach, Unai Emery, He said at a press conference prior to his visit to Elche this Saturday at the Martínez Valero that his team’s goal is to play in Europe next year and that “the ambition” is to do so in the Champions League.
“We must be demanding, ambitious and realistic, as well as analyze the situation and see if the objective is achievable. We have been in fourth place for some time and now those at the top are strong, so we have to find a greater point of balance, “added the coach of the Castellón team.
“We must also position ourselves in LaLiga Santander to be able to face the Europa League and we are on that path for which we need to recover players and be as good as possible at key moments of the season,” he continued.
Regarding the rival, he indicated that although Elche has not won in their last matches, they have always competed against complicated rivals and that he is aware that they are not an easy rival. “Despite its streak, it will be a highly demanding team and motivated to win again, which would give us a push to continue in that fight,” he added.
Emery, injuries and Villarreal’s eleven
For this, he pointed out, the team focuses on the League after the elimination in the Copa del Rey and insisted that the draws have penalized his team a lot, so they must improve when it comes to generating more in the rivals area.
“We have the option of the return of Gerard Moreno. Their contribution can give us other attack options, but despite the casualties we must be more productive, “he said.
On the casualties on the right wing, Emery said that is the most difficult question. “Juan Foyth gives us balance, although it remains for us to be more offensive, although his option is the main one. Above we can use Baena I work well, and we can enter Dani Raba which is another option, “he said.