Villarreal coach Unai Emery left the door open to sign for Newcastle after his team’s victory this Tuesday against Young Boys (2-0), on the fourth day of the ‘Champions’ group stage, by ensuring that it is kept to “expectation” and ensuring that there is that interest, not yet specified in the offer, which it has not rejected.
“The only certain thing is that I have tried to get away from all the noise. They have transmitted an interest to me, but I have been all day thinking about the game. I have no more news, there is no offer and if it occurs it would have to be ‘via club ‘and’ via personal ‘. “I am very focused on Villarreal and very happy, there is nothing to say that I am leaving,” said the Basque coach in statements to Movistar.
However, when asked about a hypothetical offer in the next few days, Emery was not clear. “Given this hypothesis, I only have to say that the only thing I would do would be to talk about it with Fernando Roig, with the squad and with the club. But I cannot say anything else because it is an interest. If I made a decision I could go in any direction if meet certain requirements, “he added.
“I am waiting for what may happen and from that interest, of course, I have not said no. I count on the club to assess that option if there was one and I would share it with them because of the respect I have for them and because I am very grateful to Villarreal, “said Emery.
“I can not say anything else, nor analyze how Newcastle is doing, my dedication is where I am and Villarreal is. We have spoken (with the board) naturally about the noise that has been produced. The first one who feels uncomfortable is me and I have I tried to isolate myself to focus on the game. They have conveyed that interest to me but there have been no further steps. All I have to do is keep thinking about Villarreal, “he settled.
In relation to the victory against Young Boys, the Hondarribia man was “very satisfied” by the game of his players. “This game gave us a stability that we needed to establish. I am satisfied and I also believe that it will help us to strengthen confidence a little, doubts are leaving and now we are consolidating by this victory,” Emery analyzed.
“It is true that this game does not give us points for LaLiga, but it does give us strength. We have to become strong in our stadium since Sunday against Getafe. We can reaffirm ourselves and as we have seen today we have options to be among the first in the Champions League That has to strengthen us also for LaLiga, “he said.
On his rival he had words of praise. “We respect them there and here, they had beaten United and tied in Bergamo. Respect was ahead, they are a good team, well worked and we have deactivated them as we wanted in several phases: in the crossings, in the transitions and the back. It was a tough, serious game, not so brilliant to play and control, but serious. The 2-0 shows solidity and seriousness more than brilliant, “he concluded.