Villarreal boss Marcelino was delighted with his side after they beat Real Sociedad on Sunday to claim sixth place.
Goals from Giovani Dos Santos and Ikechukwu Uche gave the Yellow Submarine a 2-1 win at Anoeta and a place in next season’s Europa League.
“When I arrived at Villarreal I did not think that could happen,” he told a Press conference.
“We’ve achieved some great results, but only because of a lot of hard work from players and staff.
“I thought it was the right result if you look at the game as a whole – we were the better side for 75 minutes at least.”