Villarreal boss Marcelino believes that their 2-1 win over Espanyol on Monday proves that they deserve to be near the top.
The Yellow Submarine continue to fight for the last remaining Champions League place after they overcame the Periquitos last night.
“Our young team came here and showed authority,” he told a Press conference.
“But we‘ve shown an enthusiasm and an ambition – it proves that we’re where we deserve to be.
“2-1 says its own things, but we were far superior to our rivals.
“We controlled the match at all times and should have won 3-0 rather than 2-1.”