Escriba: We must react positively

Villarreal Coach Fran Escriba is hopeful his team can ‘react’ to Monday night’s ‘extremely poor’ performance against Levante.

The Yellow Submarine host Real Sociedad on Friday night, hoping to bounce back from a 1-0 opening day loss to the newly-promoted club.

“This team has always responded and reacted correctly to poor results,” Escriba told his pre-match press conference.

“Monday was an extremely poor showing from us, I did not expect it and it was not what we trained and prepared for, but we must learn from this and move on.

“When you have so many players unavailable it complicates things but it cannot be an excuse for me or the players, it was one of my worst games here.

“We hope we can get our players back soon but as it is we must play who we have available and these are two clubs with similar aspirations this season.”

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