Villarreal: The submarine seeks a second round of Champions

“The fourth position is not impossible, let alone try to fight for it.” That was the message of Javier Calleja last Saturday after achieving with his team the victory at the Santiago Bernabéu. An ambitious goal that will force the yellows to improve in a few points those achieved in the first round of the championship.

The Castellón team starts the second round with 31 points in its locker, an amount that, projected up to the end of the championship, it seems insufficient to fight for the first four places of the table.In the last decade the fourth position has been quoted at an average of 66 points, although up to three times it has required reaching at least 70 to sign the entry into the Champions League.

Last season said place was for Sevilla to add 72 units while in 2015/16 Villarreal himself was the fourth classified to reach 64.From that moment and during the period already indicated, the most “cheap” classification was achieved by Málaga in the 2011/12 campaign with only 58 points, all contrary to the one signed by Valencia on 14/15, which arrived until the 77.

At the expense of what the rivals that precede him in the football bets online table do and that will condition the required score, in the yellow locker room they are aware that everything that is not reaching a minimum of 70 points will make almost impossible any effort in this regard as the central Álvaro González: “We have to know that we fight with Real Madrid, Sevilla and teams that will push us, if we click we can overcome several teams and get into half a table, so We need a good second round, much better than the first one we’ve done.Everything happens to improve in each game what we did before, and begins by winning the Levant against which we lost in the first round, “he says.

The truth is that the victory at the Bernabéu has served to charge of morale to the squad and give him enough confidence to face the second stage of the competition: “Win at the Bernabeu had merit, but not fit goals there is also very difficult. With the equipment they have and a stadium that impresses immediately after leaving, it is very complicated to do so. I am the first time I won there and the club also. We have taken a good leap but winning in each of these next matches can give us this push to fight for the positions that excite us. You have to improve at home and keep the results out.If we manage to take that step more, it can be an important year for us, “says the defender.