Robert Pires: “Villarreal can go through to the Champions League final.”

Former Villarreal and Arsenal winger Robert Pires believes Villarreal can reach this year’s Champions League final.

“Of course Villarreal can go through,” he said in quotes reported by AS.

“We know how complicated it is, we cannot deny that. We know the level of Liverpool and their quality, they are very good and very strong, but Villarreal has not said the last word.

“For me, Liverpool is the best in Europe at the moment and that makes it a great challenge. For this reason, Villarreal, which is a very solid team, suffered a lot in the first leg. But they came out alive, and knowing [Unai] Emery and the quality of this team, I wouldn’t be comfortable.

“They must also get a bit of luck… We know that these comebacks must have that point of fortune to turn the tie around.

“Hopefully Villarreal reach the final in Paris. That is my wish, I would very much like it to happen.”

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