09/13/2021 at 2:57 PM CEST
The Villarreal midfielder Manu Trigueros He pointed out at the press conference prior to the Champions League match that they play this Tuesday against Atalanta at La Cerámica that an “open, intense and beautiful” match awaits them.
“There is motivation to start in a competition like this, which we haven’t played in years. We want to fight and I expect a nice and open game, we will see who will take control of the ball and the game & rdquor;., Said the player, who will play his first game in the maximum continental competition
“I have very nice feelings for playing this competition. Yes, I have played the Europa League, but I had never played the Champions League, “he said. Trigueros, who played down the importance of not having played a La Liga game this weekend. “Not having played gives you things and takes away others, we have been able to work better to get to know the rival & rdquor;”, he added.
Regarding Atalanta, he affirmed that “they are a good team, a rival that poses many individual duels. They are a strong team that demands a lot from you and that they are very offensive. But we have worked to be able to do things well for this game. a rival who squeezes you a lot, they go with a lot of people up there and we know it. They are going crazy with their organization, we know that we have to be very focused and do things very well & rdquor ;.
The Italian team seems a priori the great rival of Villarreal to be able to overcome the group stage and in this regard Trigueros He commented that “you never know, a priori it seems that we are playing it with Atalanta, but I think it will be very open until the end. The importance of starting at home is key and we know that we must become strong & rdquor ;.
“The team has good feelings and high expectations. If we are one hundred percent we are a difficult team to beat and that can go far. I don’t consider myself a favorite, there are a lot of good teams and the idea is to compete in the best way. They have good players, good attack mechanisms and we know what they can do on the field & rdquor ;, he concluded.