VILLARREAL NEWS

The draw for the first knockout stage of the Europa League has taken place with Athletic Bilbao, Villarreal and Celta Vigo all involved.
Diego Simeone has defended Atletico Madrid’s new badge pre-Villarreal, explaining “development in the world exists and it’s continuous”.
Fran Escriba made it clear he was “not happy” after Villarreal’s 0-0 draw with Leganes, taking particular aim at his forwards’ lack of invention.
Fran Escriba insists Villarreal are ready to start winning again ahead of Saturday’s match against Leganes in La Liga.
Villarreal coach Fran Escriba says his side were unable to recover from a slow start as they slumped to defeat against Alaves on Sunday.
Fran Escriba has hinted that Villarreal’s fixture list, which “isn’t the best”, is to blame for their poor form ahead of their match against Alaves on Sunday.
Villarreal full-back Antonio Rukavina has rejected rumours linking him with a move to champions Barcelona, stating there has been no contact.
Fran Escriba has confirmed he was ‘not thinking of Europe’ with his team selection for his Villarreal side against Athletic Bilbao.
Fran Escriba is celebrating 100 days in charge of Villarreal but insists “our best is yet to come” ahead of Sunday’s match against Athletic Bilbao.
Villarreal forward Nicola Sansone has confessed one of the main reasons he came to Spain was because of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu has revealed that he rejected Paris Saint-Germain in the summer as the French giants did not believe in him “so much”.
Real Betis boss Gus Poyet insists “I don’t feel like I’m playing for my job” against Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday.
Villarreal boss Fran Escriba is keeping faith in his team’s system but admits he may make some personnel changes for Thursday’s clash with Osmanlispor.
Fran Escriba brushed off fears Villarreal were “hurt” by Sunday’s late 2-1 defeat to Eibar – their first such La Liga result of the season.
Fran Escriba insists Villarreal are only focused on beating Eibar this weekend as opposed to extending their unbeaten start to the season.
Villarreal have signed forward Ashique Kuruniyan on a one-year loan deal from Indian Super League side FC Pune City.
Las Palmas boss Quique Setien criticised the referee following his side's narrow defeat away to Villarreal after awarding a penalty against the visitors.
Fran Escriba says Villarreal “want to dominate” Las Palmas when they host the islanders in La Liga on Sunday.
Fran Escriba has warned Villarreal that Celta Vigo “will demand the maximum and push us all to our limits” on Sunday.
Villarreal boss Fran Escriba has stated the disappointment of missing out on the Champions League group stage made his side stronger.
Fran Escriba says draws “aren’t worth anything” to Villarreal ahead of Sunday’s match against Osasuna as they “must always go out to win”.
Real Madrid’s hopes of a La Liga-record 17th straight win were dashed as Villarreal held them to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday.
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Real Madrid ring the changes for tonight’s La Liga visit of Villarreal as BBC are all in attendance but Luka Modric misses out.
Fran Escriba believes a strong defence will be key if Villarreal are to beat Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.
Nicola Sansone believes he is “getting better and integrating more with every game” after scoring his first Villarreal goal on Saturday against Malaga.
Former Villarreal manager Marcelino has stated his departure had nothing to do with the final day loss at Sporting Gijon.
Marcelino has threatened to take Rayo Vallecano chairman Martin Prensa to court over comments comparing him to a Lufthansa pilot who deliberately crashed a plane.
LaLiga chief Javier Tebas has criticised former Villarreal boss Marcelino for 'devaluing' the competition.
Rayo Vallecano’s President has controversially accused former Villarreal boss Marcelino of being “like that crazy Lufthansa pilot who crashed a plane”.
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