In an away draw with Atletico, Villarreal coach Emery expressed satisfaction with the team's performance and mental outlook.
Should compete in various situations and be able to play an appropriate level. Unlike the Barcelona game, today we have another performance. We will understand the team better and young players will also perform. Unlike in Barcelona, today we are solid in all situations. We planned a different game. The team has a great level of competition, knows how to endure hardships and defend well. We have had moments when we had the advantage of the ball and we played very patiently. According to this performance, we can win the game by hitting the penalty area four or five times.
There are two aspects: we are very committed and got a good point, but this is a three-point game. I insisted on taking the road of solid defense, but we did not win the game. We want to be ambitious, but we get important information about the future.
I don't even know this data, we will have another chance.
We have analyzed the two matches between Atletico Madrid and Granada and Huesca. We have planned a high-pressure pressing plan. We responded in a very competitive way and made both Trippier and Lodi misfire on the wing. We know how powerful they are in their counterattack. We have learned from Barcelona and we need to work hard to deal with it. We are very satisfied with our performance.
This game brings us confidence. I have been abroad for several years, but I have experienced the rise of Atletico: winning the league, reaching the Champions League final, and being able to sign high-level players. This is a top team, and the team behind us observes how to compete with it. In the face of Barcelona, we could not compete with it. Today we did it, but there are still many shortcomings. We feel that we can win, but the faces of the players tell me that they are very satisfied and we have taken another step forward.
He is 18 years old and is accumulating playing time. He played in La Liga last season and wants to go further this season. Everything has a process. Today’s substitution is not easy because the 11 starting players are highly involved and it is difficult to squeeze in, but I gave him and Moussa a few minutes to try to win the game. They have to work hard and make continuous progress to grow up.