VillarrealTOThe technician knows to be an exciting match for Gerard but he sees him psyched to win
ANDVillarreal coach Javier Calleja said Saturday that Espanyol, the team they face on Sunday in Barcelona, is one of the best starting teams in the league.
"Espanyol is a great team that plays soccer very well and is one of the best at this start, I really like their idea of play, how they seek to dominate and combine, in addition to having good players, who are very fast and dangerous up, "he said at a press conference.
Of his team, Calleja commented that they arrive with desire, although he added that they do it "after many hours of travel" after playing in Moscow on Thursday. "We arrived at seven in the morning on Friday and we had two days to recover and prepare this game," he added.
"We're supposed to do rotations, but we're going to analyze everything well to make the team and look for the best team and the one that is best physically and mentally for this match," he added.
In addition, Calleja warned that Villarreal must be mentalized from the beginning, stay solid and know that they must "suffer and run" after the ball, as they are a team that manages and controls the game.
"But we will have our options, we know we have good players, we can have the ball and we are also dangerous with spaces, so I hope for a good game and a match with two good teams," he said.
Despite recognizing the fatigue that drag his team, Calleja believes that fatigue should lead his players to "be more focused and motivated" to "minimize those errors that can generate that fatigue." "I think that's not going to weigh us, this team is used to playing three competitions," he added.