Villarreal Head Coach Unai Emery, has expressed optimism over his side’s chances to oust Bayern Munich from the Champions League.
Villarreal will look to defend a 1-0 first-leg win against Bayern as they battle for a place in the Champions League semifinals.
Emery has predicted a tough contest but believes his team can cause a major upset against the former champions.
He said, “We’re aware that it will be tough, but I’m convinced that we can compete and find results against the tough demands of an opposition who are the favourites, despite the first-leg result. They’re one of the favourites to win the Champions League.”
To get a good result and get through the tie, Emery underlined that the team will need to be competitive and capitalise on the chances they have: “We’re preparing for the game. We know that it will be difficult, we want to execute our game well and have chances. This team has grown a lot. We need to adapt to the demands of the opposition, show personality and be ourselves.”
Emery also emphasised the importance of the match against the German side and underlined his ambition ahead of the chance to get into the semi-finals of the leading continental competition: “We want to be focused throughout the match. We have to play with the resources we have. We’re not satisfied with reaching where we have, but we want more and to go through. We know it is tough, but we want to find our moments in a demanding situation.”