Emery: “This is a match that you can call a small final”

The coach of the Villarreal, Unai Emery, said at a press conference that it is time to improve positions in LaLiga so insisted on the need to beat Osasuna this Sunday in The Ceramics.

“We look back, we have not lost, but we have not won much, and that penalizes us. A tough rival is coming, so we know that it is an opportunity to recover points and seek to position ourselves better. These points do not return, so we must be aware that dWe must seek to be higher and feel more comfortable in the classification “, he stressed.

Regarding the Navarrese team, he pointed out that “they have started very strong outside, playing well and with a feeling of fluidity in the opponent’s field. They demand a lot in physical and tactical work in the field. It is a rival that will demand a lot from us and we want to be present in the control of the match and the game “.

“They are ahead of us, we come from a break, so this is a match that you can qualify for as a small final. They won last season and looking at how they are now, it gives us the feeling that they will be a very complicated game. We come from two victories, we want to continue growing and improving. I see the team good and eager, so we want to continue taking steps as a team and be ambitious. It is a clear demand, we want to be at the top and each game is one more step”, He added.

Asked how the internationals have arrived, Emery explained: “We have two players who played yesterday as Foyth and Estupiñán, the truth is that we do not understand Foyth not playing, we accept it but we do not understand it. They will both join on Saturday and we’ll see. “

Albiol, Gerard, Paco and Raba are with the group, Dia no is training and let’s see. The rest are fine, “he added regarding the physical condition of the players who were experiencing discomfort.

Prior to the appearance of the coach, the club made the official presentation of the side Serge Aurier, who arrived at the entity ten days ago as an express request of the coach, with whom he already coincided at Paris Saint Germain.

“We are trying to adapt the player to the team and to his teammates. He has a training deficit as he is not with a club, he’s fine, but something is missing and he admits it. I have seen him well in both sessions. The language is a complication, but we are working well for that adaptation of the player and we want him to adapt as quickly as possible ”.

Over the Aurier’s off-court record, The Basque coach commented that “I don’t know whether to talk about his life and not about what sports are. We sign people and I sign the footballer knowing what the person is like. I sign the footballer and I know him.”

“He is a boy with a good heart, I think that with his maturity he has grown and we are going to take advantage of that. We want him to help us on the field and to make him feel happy and comfortable with us on a personal level. In a judgment his past will go, but we focus on the present and that he is happy with us “, he concluded.

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