Villarreal assistant coach Ruben Uria praised the team for their professionalism in dealing with the absence of Coach Marcelino.
The Yellow Submarine on Sunday recorded a 3-1 win at Celta Vigo, having been without Marcelino until the day before the game.
Marcelino’s father passed away in the week and he only returned to work on Saturday.
“The Coach arrived the night before and since then everyone was very well motivated because the professional relationship is very high,” Uria said, Marca reports.
“There is a degree of familiarity with the players and it’s good for the club.
“We came with the idea Celta would cause us a lot of trouble with their intensity and it was a back and forth game that ultimately went for our side.
“Celta have a lot of speed on the wings and in Joaquin Larrivey and have a great team in great form.
“It’s normal that they’d cause us trouble since they’re high up in the League and deserve to be.”