Although the current Villarreal slumped at the bottom, Pep Guardiola did not want to underestimate them. According to the Barcelona coach, The Yellow Submarine is always difficult for his team when appearing in the cage.
Achievement declined drastically at Villarreal this season. If you usually get in the top, now they are mired in the rank-17 La Liga standings. With a collection of 19 points from 19 matches, Jose Francisco Molina’s farm team is just a superior goal difference over Granada in the red zone.
This condition does not necessarily make Guardiola underestimate Villarreal as Barca visit to El Madrigal on Sunday (29/01/2012) pm dawn.
“In recent years, it has always been a difficult place for us. At present, the conditions will not differ,” said Guardiola on the official club website.
“Their position in the standings do not reflect the quality of the players they have or their history lately,” he added.
Guardiola admitted that Barca did not have much time to rest after facing Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey. However, because the schedule was drawn up, his team also still have to live it.
“It is true we do not have much time to rest, but we’re used to it. We know what we should do,” he said.
“The second half of the season is about to start and we will try to focus on the next game no matter what we face and drove as far as possible,” said 41-year coach.