Villarreal is still erratic with Setién


Villarreal lost (3-0) this Thursday in their visit to the Polish Lech Poznan on the last day of the group stage of the Conference Leaague, with nothing at stake since they had secured the first place in Group C and the pass to the second round , more than improving the sensations that are regular since the arrival of Quique Setién.

The Cantabrian coach took charge of the ‘submarine’ on November 25, one day after Unai Emery’s surprise departure, and since then the yellow team has added a draw and two defeats. Nothing was at stake for Villarreal in Poland and they were overcome with mistakes at the back and a worrying lack of punch.

The shock of Emery’s departure seems to take its toll on a ‘submarine’ that defined the chances he had very poorly. The domain was visitor in the first half and also the chances, but Kristoffer Velde was the one who saw the door for the locals after half an hour. Mojica gave Setién’s men a lot of depth and Jackson forgave several clear chances, as did Morales and Pino.

Lech Poznan punished in the one they had and Skoras did more or less the same with a brace in the second half. The submarine had control of the ball but without rhythm, without verticality either and, in addition, without security behind to avoid the Polish celebration, who were playing for second place to continue in Europe.

The quality changes with Danjum, Alberto Moreno, Parejo or Capoue did not lift the yellow game either, nor did they avoid in the end a win that puts pressure on Setién in search of a victory that already seems vital for the new yellow path. After the draw against Beer Sheva, Villarreal knows the defeat on the last day of the group stage, already thinking about Mallorca, on Sunday.