ANDl Villarreal midfielder Manu Trigueros pointed out that the unexpected victory of the Young Boys against Manchester United, in the first day of the Champions League, has further complicated a group in which the Swiss team started, a priori as the weakest.
Villarreal drew at their stadium against Atalanta (2-2) in the other group match, after a match in which victory eluded them in the final stage, after a last goal from the Italian team.
The group has gotten complicated
“This is an even group, it’s something we already knew. But it is true that that Young Boys victory has made things a bit more complicated. We have already seen the level of Atalanta and its strength, we know what United is and we have seen the Young Boys, “he explained.
The draw against Atalanta
“The draw against Atalanta leaves us sad, The victory we had in hand escaped us and against a great rival who also had his options. I think that at times we had a better chance of getting that result, “he added.
The footballer admitted the difficulties created by Atalanta, who took the lead in the first minutes of the match, although he highlighted the character of Villarreal to overcome the bad moments that happened during the match.
“They are a good team. They are a team that plays with intensity and they pushed hard. They are an aggressive team and they had their options, which led them to score. But this is a team that never lowers its arms, that always shows its face and we were able to turn the result around.“, he pointed.
“The draw tastes bad, since we have been close to winning and it escaped us. Gerard’s chances have been very good, but his goalkeeper was very good. It was the home premiere and not winning makes us go with a bitter taste, “he acknowledged.
Trigueros, who debuted in the top continental club competition, was the scorer of the goal that led to the first draw and noted that he was comfortable playing on the left wing.
“To debut scoring in the Champions League makes me happy about it. The goal is a consequence of the whole team and I appreciate it. I am happy for my debut in the Champions League, I feel like an important player and one who is always contributing things. I have looked good on that left wing, I have sought to generate scoring chances and help the team in each play“, he concluded.