Unai Emery spoke to the media after Villarreal beat Juventus to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
“In the last 16 against Juventus, you need to prepare for a match where there are going to be a lot of tough moments. They have a very good defence, and they leave few spaces at the back. We needed to play a long game. We needed to be patient and make sure it was a long game. The result is exaggerated for what happened in the 90 minutes, but not for what happened in the last 15 minutes,” Emery said in quotes picked up by Villarreal.
On getting into the quarter-finals
“I’m in love with the Europa League, but I also want to enjoy the Champions League. It was a great tie to see how we could compete. Last season, we broke through a barrier by winning the Europa League. We broke through another barrier by knocking out Atalanta, and now another one by knocking out Juventus. Each round is tougher. Getting through excites us a lot.”