Villarreal’s left-back Alberto Moreno is expected to face Sager in the first match of the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals at Maksimir on Thursday (9 pm). Loeb’s Dinamo had a “war” and believed that the Croatian champion would cause a lot of damage to his team due to a counterattack.
“What I know about Dynamo is that this team can cause a lot of damage from counterattacks because its forward players are very fast. I think it all depends on us. We need to focus more on this instead of thinking about it. If we are united on the court, if we play as usual, if it is really us, and if we do what coach Unai Emery told us this week, I believe we have a good chance of winning this game.”, “24 years old Moreno said Tuesday at a press conference at the Villarreal Training Center.
The Spanish championship team, ranked seventh, will face Dynamo in Maximil on Thursday and will compete in Villarreal in Villarreal in southeastern Spain on April 15. The town is located about 60 kilometers north of Valencia.
“However, this is the quarter-finals of the Europa League and there are currently eight best teams left, so this is not an easy game. Anyone who thinks it is easy for us will make mistakes. Therefore, we Must participate in all available competition troops, for me it is a duel of life and death,” Moreno said.
“Thursday, we will break out a “war” in Croatia, so we need to get out of trouble as a victor. We will seek victory in any way. I firmly believe that this team is capable of winning.” He added.
Villarreal has scored five victories in the last five games. In the 16th round of the Europa League, he was twice as strong as Kiev’s Dinamo, and in the championship he defeated Eibar, Cadiz and Granada.
“We have won three championship games in a row and our state is incredible. We have 25 or 26 players who want to play, and they try their best to get a chance, and the competition is very good. We did not participate in eight games. Champion. We managed to win, but through hard work, we changed this negative motivation,” Moreno said. He was injured because of the cruciate ligament from September 2, 2020 to March 15 this year. He was absent in total. 41 games were played.
On Saturday, in an away victory over Granada 3-0, he played the last 6 minutes. Before that, he played all 90 minutes of the training games of the first and second teams of Villarreal. .
“After such a long absence, I feel very excited like a young beginner,” Moreno returned to the court when left back Pevis Estupinan injured during the reunion of the Ecuadorian national team.
So far, the first left back is Alfonso Pedraza against Granada.
But Moreno has more international experience in this position than his teammates. Born in Seville, he won the UEFA Champions League with that club in 2014, then went to Liverpool and won the Champions League with him in 2019. After the British team won the European championship, he arrived in Villarreal and only participated in 20 games due to injuries.
The 28-year-old football player said: “We are walking very well in the Europa League. This will be an amazing trophy. Now, we will try to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity we are in and do our best.”
So far, Villarreal has reached the UEFA Cup and the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League three times, but was defeated in the subsequent three games. In 2004, he was eliminated by Valencia, in 2011, Porto improved, and in 2016, Liverpool.
“Considering the championship…I’m thinking about it, but it’s better to be game by game because that is the way to win the championship. We are all here to think about the championship, which is a good thing for the team and great for the club and the fans. “Moreno.
His surname forward Gerard Moreno (Gerard Moreno) scored 23 goals in 32 games and is Villarreal’s leading scorer. He scored all three goals for Granada on Saturday, two of which were penalty kicks, and coach Unai Emery earlier said he was his key player.