I’m not sure I’m over that Espanyol match just yet. The bitter taste in my mouth still lingers.
And while many of us were comfortable with exit from the Copa del Rey and putting our full focus on La Liga and the Champions League, the drawback means that after disappointing results like last week, we have to just sit and stew on them with no distraction. So, yeah. I’ve been stewing and looking forward to a huge matchup in the early game tomorrow.
While we’ve been daydreaming about the teams equal or above us, I’m sure Villareal has us squarely in their sights. They’re back eight points, but that can evaporate more quickly than we might like to think. And while we’re missing Pareja (BS suspension) and Escudero isn’t fit yet, I believe Villareal are considerably more depleted than we are. So let’s take this opportunity and make the most of us.
This is our chance to solidify a Champions League spot while keeping pace with Barca and putting pressure on Real Madrid. As I mentioned earlier, we had Atleti, Real, and Barca at home during the first half but we had a big group of the other tough teams away. We are going to benefit from that this half by hosting Villareal, but we need to make it count. We absolutely need all three.
I’m gonna have to watch the game on delay, so please fill up the comments and make me proud.
Team list: Rico, Soria, Mariano, Lenglet, Mercado, Rami, Carriço, Kranevitter, Iborra, Nzonzi, Sarabia, Ganso, Nasri, Correa, Franco Vázquez, Vitolo, Jovetic, Vietto and Ben Yedder