Emery: “We have a lot of respect for Huesca”

Villarreal coach Unai EmeryHe pointed out at a press conference that Huesca, the rival they receive on the first day of the League, will be “a complicated rival” whom he said he respected a lot, despite being a newly promoted.

“Huesca already has some connotations that the first game is complicated, as it happened last season with Granada, another recently promoted team that drew. Something that also reminds me of my debut with Almeria, and in which we were able to win zero to three against a great Deportivo de la Coruña. That Huesca is the one that I hope, a newly promoted team with highly automated game mechanics, “he said.

“They play very safely and with footballers on good footing, who do not get nervous with control of the game and the ball. For this reason it will not be easy for us to take it away from them, so we must be well organized, having pressure very demanding, and knowing that there will be moments of the game that we will have to withdraw and be strong in defense, “he added.

Emery He pointed out that they face this start of the championship, like all teams, after an atypical preseason. “There has been a part of the previous season that has already faced like this for the Covid, but now we start in a different way. Each team has had a different preseason, since they have had problems due to the contagion issue, “he said.

“There has been no physical loss on the part of the players, but mentally it has been strange, since the way of playing, the shorter vacations and, as everything has gone, has made it special. This has influenced this mini preseason or preparation, since it has been local, it has not been traveled abroad and without matches abroad. I think we have worked well and in good conditions, to which is added that we have adapted to the losses or problems with Covid. Now you must be expectant to the Covid tests, since these tests can give you last minute casualties, “he added.

The Basque coach, who said that he sees his team “with good rhythm and enthusiasm”, said that the objectives this season are short, medium and long term. “We have three competitions so we are working to do things well in all of them. Now we focus on the short term, so now we consider the League, and in that objective it is important to win this first game at home, against a Huesca that will be a complicated rival. We are excited to do great things and play an important role, “he stressed.

The new coach of Villarreal He confessed that it will be his first experience in a game without an audience, although he clarified: “My intention is that at home the rival feels uncomfortable, just as we have the idea that people identify and get hooked on their team always. Although not are there now, we have to identify who is behind us and who support us, and that is what I want them to feel. “

Emery, who was grateful to Villarreal for giving him the opportunity to return to the Spanish League after his experiences in the PSG and ArsenalHe commented that his philosophy of the game consists of being an offensive team, “if that way the results are given.” “It is true that if you do not win you must change, you must give a further retouch and be more solid. But the idea is to go out and look for the goal, be protagonists, but knowing for example that tomorrow we must be more compact than in preseason “.

Finally, he did not rule out the possibility of reinforcing the squad with a full-back after the long-term absence of Alberto Moreno, nor the one to sign a central, although this demarcation sees it less problematic once the Argentine Funes Mori recovers.