Villarreal coach Unai Emery was left disappointed after their 1-0 defeat at Osasuna.
The Basque head coach believes the team put in a good performance, but lacked cutting edge in front of goal, underlining that the worst thing about the afternoon was the injury to Alberto Moreno.
Emery said, “We knew how Osasuna were playing recently. In every game I’ve played against them with Villarreal, they’ve set up with a different system. We managed to deactivate their aggressive press, which they’re capable of doing if they feel strong. In the first half, we had better chances to score. In the second, the goal changes the game, and gave them more confidence. From there, the game slipped away from us bit by bit.
“We went into the game after scoring four goals in Granada and five against Espanyol, but the opposition condition you and so do certain circumstances too.
“We were doing well with Alberto arriving into the box, Yeremy’s chance and Estupiñán’s goal which was ruled out. We did things well, but we were unable to do enough to make the difference today, despite being present in their area. After the goal, they got stronger defensively.”
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