Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma: We’re capable of winning Champions League

Villarreal winger Arnaut Danjuma says winning the Champions League isn’t beyond them.

Villarreal meet Juventus in the round of 16.

Danjuma said, “I think that the experience that the rest of the group has after winning the Europa League is massive because I feel that playing a tournament is different to playing in the league. The context is different, the games are different, it’s take it or leave it.

“That makes experience important and you can feel it on the pitch as well – especially when you progress to the next stage of the Champions League, you need players that know how it works and have been through games like that. For example, our captain Raul Albiol won a World Cup with Spain and you can see what his experience brings to us on the pitch. We also have another couple of players that are like that and help you feel more comfortable in the game as well.

“Winning the Champions League is obviously the aim so I would never say that it is impossible even if we are the underdogs. I always strive for greatness and that is our narrative and something that we want to achieve. So that is our goal, we will try our best to win it.”

On facing Juve, he also told Marca: “I’m really excited, I can’t put it into words. Of course we have to remain focused on LaLiga too so that it doesn’t slip out of our hands. With that being said, everyone looks forward to Champions League games, so it’s no secret that I am too.”

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