Champions League: Villarreal playing for more than pride against Liverpool, says Emery | Football News – Times of India


MADRID: Unai Emery insisted on Monday Villarreal aren’t enjoying for delight however imagine they’ll beat Liverpool and nonetheless attain the Champions League closing, regardless of their 2-0 defeat within the first leg final week.
Villarreal have been undone by two objectives in two minutes within the second half at Anfield as Liverpool took a large step in direction of making their third Champions League closing in 5 years.
However Emery is adamant that Villarreal, who knocked out Juventus within the final 16 and Bayern Munich within the quarter-finals, can nonetheless flip the tie round at La Ceramica on Tuesday.
“Within the first leg, they have been higher however tomorrow we aren’t simply enjoying for delight, we’re enjoying to win,” mentioned Emery in a press convention.
“Liverpool this season haven’t misplaced a sport by greater than two objectives so we should play an ideal match, to be excellent in the whole lot we do. We’ll have to search out extra of their weaknesses.”
Villarreal sit seventh in La Liga however, after successful the Europa League final season, have raised their sport within the Champions League.
“There are a number of issues that change from the primary leg,” mentioned Emery. “Getting back from 2-0 may be very troublesome nevertheless it advantages us that away objectives do not depend for double. It is like a traditional sport. And the house benefit was crucial there at Anfield. Right here, at our personal stadium, we would like that too.”
Emery mentioned Villarreal’s star striker Gerard Moreno, who missed the primary leg by way of damage, educated with the squad on Monday however Arnaut Danjuma is fighting a foot drawback, whereas Yeremy Pino and Alberto Moreno are each out.
“We all know what’s at stake,” mentioned Villarreal defender Pau Torres. “Now we have ready effectively, we’re a greater Villarreal than we have been final week. Now we have our plan, we all know what we’ve to do, we’ve our followers on our aspect.
“Now we have seen a really sturdy Villarreal this season at residence in crucial video games so we all know what we’ve to do.”


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