Villarreal B manager, Miguel Álvarez, has announced his squad for the third and final Group A game in the Premier League International Cup which will see the Yellows U23 side face Leicester City at Holmes Park this Wednesday at 8pm (Spanish time). The Yellows are already eliminated from the competition, but aim to end their participation in this year’s tournament on a positive note.
The aim of the Premier League International Cup is to promote and strengthen youth football on British soil, with it being a learning experience to play alongside teams from the most powerful leagues in Europe. The Premier League chooses 12 British sides and 12 European clubs with a strong academy tradition, among them is Villarreal CF.
On this occasion, the Yellows U23s have been placed in Group A alongside Arsenal, Leicester City and Dinamo Zagreb. In their first game, Villarreal U23s lost 2-1 to the Croatian side and in their second fell 3-0 to the Gunners.
The 18 players in the squad to face Leicester City are:
- Goalkeepers: Josele and Marc Vidal.
- Defenders: Pepe Castaño, Antonio Leal, Vadik, Sofian Chakla, Edu Adell and Goyo.
- Midfielders: Ramiro Guerra, Fran Álvarez, Beitia, Akale, Víctor Narro, Agüero, Yeremi Pino and Ahn.
- Forwards: Millán and Villa.
The Yellow expedition leaves from Valencia Airport (2:15pm) this afternoon and will fly to Heathrow Airport. Once in England, the Yellows will stay at the Hilton Leicester the night before the match and at the Park Inn by Radisson Heathrow on Wednesday night after the game. The return to Spain is scheduled for Thursday, arriving at Valencia Airport at approximately 1:30pm.