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Unai Emery attended the media at the end of the match between Villarreal and Liverpool in the semifinals of the Champions League. The one from Hondarribia analyzed the match played by his team, affirming that the result is not bad, since they did not deserve more and that it could have been even a bigger win. Despite this, he is confident that a different face of his team will be seen in the second leg and that they can fight the tie, recognizing that it will be difficult.


“In the semifinals, you have to meet the favorites. Powerful teams and in a great moment. The surprise factor is diluted. We played two games, like in the round of 16 and quarters, where the two games were very different. Today was a game that, wanting to win, we didn’t deserve. It was to resist defensively to try to have options in the second game. It’s going to be different there, because we have to propose different things and we’re going to do other things.”


«We know that they are better, but that we will be able to compete with them. Today we haven’t. You also have to relativize. Today could have been worse and from 2-0, to better, we didn’t deserve it. We have to try to make it different at home. Play as we want and propose. Let’s see if they are capable of demanding us like today and we cannot. There, we can score a goal and that is what we will try to do, to be in the tie.

2-0 is good

“It could have been worse. Offside goals have been annulled, we have defended well, we have not had chances to score… We have not been able to have expectations of improvement. The second game we will try to make it different.


“We work on realities, being natural. We are here for something. We have played in all the qualifiers two games and I am hopeful that we can play that game.


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