‘Athletic must enjoy EL adventure’
Ernesto Valverde hopes Athletic Bilbao can “enjoy and make progress” in the Europa League this season after topping their group on Thursday.
‘Madrid can put seven past us’
Marcelino warned “Real Madrid are likely to put seven past us” if Villarreal did not tighten up defensively after Thursday’s 3-3 draw with Viktoria Plzen.
‘Athletic want win for the fans’
Ernesto Valverde wants Athletic Bilbao to end their Europa League group stage campaign with a win to give the fans something to be happy about.
Marcelino wants first place
Marcelino wants to make sure Villarreal finish top of their Europa League group and is only concerned with beating Viktoria Plzen.
Casillas targets Madrid in Super Cup
Iker Casillas hopes to play Real Madrid in the European Super Cup next year after Porto dropped into the Europa League.
‘Casillas can win the Cup he’s missing’
Jose Mourinho says he wants Porto to win the Europa League and now Iker Casillas can ‘win the only Cup he doesn’t have.’
Rico: A crazy game
Sergio Rico has reflected on a ‘crazy’ game that saw Sevilla beat Juventus and book a place in the Europa League.
Emery: Sevilla comfortable in EL
Unai Emery is happy Sevilla now have the Europa League to look forward to and not the Champions League disappointment to regret.
Sevilla into Europa League
Sevilla will defend their Europa League crown after beating Juventus to help claim third place in Champions League Group D.
Marcelino: Mission accomplished
Marcelino praised his Villarreal players for achieving “what we wanted” after Thursday’s 1-0 win against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
‘Villarreal have the will to win’
Marcelino expects a difficult game against Europa League rivals Rapid Vienna but believes Villarreal have ‘the will to win.’
Valverde: Think like we need to win
Ernesto Valverde has told Athletic Bilbao to approach the Europa League game with Augsburg as is it is a must-win match.
Valverde: Aduriz better with age
Ernesto Valverde has hailed Aritz Aduriz as a player who gets better with age after his 100th Athletic Bilbao goal on Thursday against Partizan Belgrade.
Marcelino relieved after ‘difficult’ win
Marcelino spoke of his relief after Villarreal held on for a “difficult” 2-1 victory over Dinamo Minsk in Group E of the Europa League on Thursday.
‘Villarreal can only think of victory’
Marcelino isn’t considering anything other than a Villarreal win against Dinamo Minsk as ‘lose and it’s difficult to even be second’ in their Europa League group.
Valverde: Schedule hurts Athletic
Ernesto Valverde isn’t happy Athletic Bilbao are the early game on Sunday when they also play on Thursday, in the Europa League against Partizan Belgrade.
‘Athletic can’t relax’
Sabin Merino warned against Athletic Bilbao taking their foot off the pedal when Partizan Belgrade visit San Mames in the Europa League.
‘Villarreal have to prove themselves’
Villarreal midfielder Manu Trigueros wants the Yellow Submarine to prove their superiority against Europa League opponents Dinamo Minsk.
Marcelino rues Bakambu relapse
Marcelino lamented a potential relapse of Cedric Bakambu’s ankle injury following Villarreal 4-0 victory over Dinamo Minsk in the Europa League on Thursday.
Valverde revels in away triumph
Ernesto Valverde hailed Athletic Bilbao’s 2-0 Europa League win at Partizan Belgrade on Thursday as “one of our best away performances of the season”.
‘Villarreal must be patient and intense’
Marcelino wants to see patience and intensity from Villarreal against Dinamo Minsk as he warns a frustrating night could be in store.
Valverde coy on selection
Ernesto Valverde gave nothing away regarding the Athletic Bilbao XI to play Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League.
Valverde rues 'incredible' defeat
Ernesto Valverde lamented Athletic Bilbao's “incredible” 2-1 Europa League defeat to AZ on Thursday in light of the chances they missed.
Marcelino eyes Europa dominance
Marcelino has challenged Villarreal to dominate their Europa League group following Thursday's 1-0 victory over Viktoria Plzen.
‘League Athletic’s priority, EL a fantasy’
Ernesto Valverde says La Liga is Athletic Bilbao’s priority and the Europa League is ‘a fantasy’ but he still wants to beat AZ Alkmaar.
‘Villarreal have to prove themselves’
Villarreal Coach Marcelino agrees his side are better than Europa League opponents Viktoria Plzen but knows the team have to prove it.
Marcelino slams ‘disastrous’ defending
Marcelino slammed Villarreal’s “disastrous” defending for Rapid Vienna’s goals during Thursday’s 2-1 Europa League defeat in the Austrian capital.
Valverde ‘delighted’ with Athletic response
Ernesto Valverde said he was “delighted” with Athletic Bilbao’s attitude during their 3-1 victory over Augsburg in the Europa League on Thursday.
‘La Liga doesn’t make Villarreal favourites’
Marcelino rejects the suggestion that Villarreal are favourites to win the Europa League tie with Rapid Vienna simply because they’re from a stronger League.
Laporte wants long EL run
Aymeric Laporte hopes Athletic Bilbao go far in the Europa League, but knows Thursday’s opponents Augsburg will be tricky.
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