Former Arsenal head coach who is now the coach of Villarreal Unai Emery says he’s optimistic they can beat German champions Bayern Munich in Germany and knock them out of the Champions League. Villarreal is in Munich defending a 1-0 first-leg lead as they battle for a place in the Champions League semifinals.
Unai Emery Sure of his Team against Bayern Munich
Emery said, “We’re aware that it will be tough, but I’m convinced that we can compete and find results against the tough demands of an opposition who are the favorites, despite the first-leg result.
They’re one of the favorites to win the Champions League.” The manager said to get a good result and get through the tie, the team will need to be competitive and capitalize on the chances they have: “We’re preparing for the game. We know that it will be difficult, we want to execute our game well and have chances. This team has grown a lot. We need to adapt to the demands of the opposition, show personality, and be ourselves.”
Unai Emery also emphasized the importance of the match against the German side and underlined his ambition ahead the chance to get into the semi-finals of the leading continental competition.
He said: “We want to be focused throughout the match. We have to play with the resources we have. We’re not satisfied with reaching where we have, but we want more and to go through. We know it is tough, but we want to find our moments in a demanding situation.”