Villarreal-Liverpool: the reaction of Unai Emery

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The first semi-final of this edition of the Champions League ended in qualification for Liverpool at the expense of Villarreal. If the first leg seemed to have already condemned the Yellow Submarine (2-0 defeat at Anfield), the band of Unai Emery landed with good intentions and managed to lead 2 goals to 0 at halftime, before sinking into second half (2-3). The Spaniards did not deserve and come out of the competition with honors. “We were close to excellence, but we couldn’t hold on for ninety minutes. We know the fans liked it. It’s a coherent project and it makes us live these moments.said Unai Emery at the end of the match.

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The Basque coach then returned to the microphone of brand on what his team lacked to make the difference: “today we needed something more. Defend hard and don’t let them get into position. We found the goal and they didn’t come close. The first half was encouraging. Gerard Moreno was hampered again, but it was difficult for him to sprint and we lost strength up front. We weren’t the same. We needed to have more ball, but their goal took too much mental effort. We ran out of steam, without the ability to meet the demands of a playoff game against Liverpool.

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