Cheryshev hails Villarreal display

Villarreal winger Denis Cheryshev praised his teammates following the Yellow Submarine’s 3-2 defeat to Barcelona on Sunday.

The 24-year-old, on a season-long loan at El Madrigal from Real Madrid, scored Villarreal’s opener at the Camp Nou and was left to rue what could have been.

“I thought we played a great game, particularly defensively, but they took the chances they created,” he told reporters post-match.

“I think playing against Barcelona forces you to defend a bit more. While we are happy with how we played we are not happy with the result.

“We are in a great run of form and playing some fantastic football, so we were a little sad.

“We lacked a bit of composure with their goals and they took advantage of our mistakes,” he lamented.

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