Villarreal Coach Marcelino has revealed his delight at taking the Yellow Submarine to Europa League qualification.
A draw with Sevilla meant Valencia had to beat Real Madrid to stand any chance of overtaking Marcelino’s team and with Los Che drawing with the title challengers, Villarreal can’t be caught.
He said after the final whistle that having only returned to the top flight this season, a European place is a remarkable achievement.
“Coming out of the Segunda, having suffered greatly, and achieving seventh place that allows us to be in Europe next season is a dream come true,” Marca reports Marcelino as saying.
“It’s been a long season and we’ve suffered many injuries in the second round. I feel tremendously grateful to the players and I admire the work they do every day.
“A draw with Sevilla is a good result against a great team and in a very difficult stadium like [Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan].”