Julio Velázquez has appeared in the press room earlier today, after the team's first training session of the preseason. He has highlighted that today we begin a very long and difficult journey, but they are all looking forward to it. "We hope that by June, this journey that starts today is a success. I'm very happy for I see the players with a lot of attitude and energy. They are focused on coming around this challenge and know the importance of coming back to the First Division. We know we have very talented players, we have to put the pieces together step by step".
The Yellows only have the promotion in mind. Salamanca native Velázquez remarked that the team has to adapt to any circumstances they have to face. "You have to face each situation with normality. It's obvious that we are Villarreal and the expectations are very high with the promotion as the only goal. Despite all these, we have to be aware that it's a complicated journey. If we do things right I have no doubts we will achieve the promotion. We are excited to see a lot of fans around to watch the session. It's very important to have this type of bond going on to reach our goal. We will try our best to make them enjoy our football during such a hard year. We must all go together in the same direction".
Regarding the work plan, Velázquez explained that the first three training weeks will take place in the Sports City, while the fourth and fifth will be done in Valencia to come back to Miralcamp's Sport City for the rest of it. "We want to play 8 friendly matches, two per week without counting the first one".