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Calleja: "It was a fair and hard-fought victory"

25 / 01 / 2020

The Villarreal manager has highlighted the competitive spirit and excellent work that the Yellow team has carried out

The Villarreal manager, Javi Calleja, has appeared in front of the media to analyse the Submarines’ victory at Mendizorrotza (1-2): “It was a fair and hard-fought victory. We got forward quickly and we had occasions to make it 0-2. This is a very difficult pitch. Alavés have their weapons and they generate danger. The team has shown that they know how to compete from start to finish, just as we did in the Copa del Rey against Girona FC.”

Also, Calleja has praised the work of his players: “The grass wasn’t in the best condition to play our style of football, but we still achieved it. I am very happy and proud. The players have performed at a very high level and have done an excellent job. Now we must think about the Copa del Rey again.”

Finally, the Villarreal CF manager has highlighted the work of the strikers, whose contribution has been key to achieving the victory: “Fer Niño has made an unforgettable debut. He is a player with a great future and today he has helped us to achieve the win with a great goal. For his part, Carlos (Bacca) scored a goal which will give him a lot of confidence. It is going to help him.”

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