Unai Emery, the manager of Villarreal, has made a statement ahead of his team’s UEFA Champions League match against Liverpool in Spain.
Emery was speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of the Yellow submarines’ second leg meeting against the Reds. According to Emery, his squad must perform flawlessly, and the fans must do everything possible to encourage the players.
He wrote :
Tomorrow we have to play a perfect game. We want the fans to help us live it and enjoy it. The feeling of belonging is very important. Tomorrow the predominance will be yellow. We are here and we want to play in the final. First, we play at home, with our fans. Second, tomorrow we have to win. Third, we have to defend, but there are many ways to defend. Tomorrow we have to play a tremendous defensive game, brutal, different from Liverpool.
He also stated that his team must have confidence in order to perform against Liverpool.
He wrote this :
We need confidence and to be better than a team that in many games has few defeats. We have to live this moment with all our people at every level fans, family and friends against a great rival. Logically, for us to be here, the team has made a great effort, but to pass this would be excellence. So, we work to be better. I don’t know if we’ll be able to.
On Wednesday, April 27th, 2022, Jurgen Klopp’s team won the first leg 2-0 at Anfield Stadium. When both clubs meet in the second leg of the game, Villarreal will try to overturn the deficit.