LaLiga Santander 2020 – 2021
Villarreal will play eight friendlies in five passes to prepare for their debut in the new season
Villarreal confirmed yesterday the preseason of the current campaign in which to travel to Hungary, Austria, France and England before open the official competition on 11 August in Belfast (Northern Ireland), where to play the final of the European Super Cup against Chelsea, current Champions of the Champions League.
Before, in Spain, open the series of matches against Valencia in Oliva (this next Friday, 16 at 18:30) and on Wednesday 21 of the following week, go to the Hotel La Finca de Algorfa in Alicante to be concentrated two days and play a friendly on Thursday 22 against Olympique de Lyon at the Pinatar Arena (Murcia).
On Friday 23rd, the team will travel to Hungary to face the Budapest Honvd on Saturday at the Bozsik Arena (9:00 p.m.) and a day later, will travel to Austria to hold a rally at the Scholss Mittersill hotel until Friday, July 30. In Tyrolean lands, Emery’s team play two friendlies against Dynamo Kiev and Hertha Berlin at the municipal facilities.
On Friday, the Yellows will travel to France for Saturday to face Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Orange Vlodrome (9:00 pm). After playing against the French team, the expedition will return to Spain. On Tuesday, August 3, Villarreal will head to England to play another two friendlies (August 4 and 7). The yellow team will return to Spain and on Tuesday 10 August they will travel to Belfast to play the grand final of the European Super Cup against Chelsea one day after (9:00 pm).
The coaching staff led by Unai Emery has designed a very demanding preseason for the team to arrive in full form before a season that will be quite a challenge. For the first time, Villarreal will face four competitions such as the League, the King’s Cup, the Champions League and the aforementioned European Super Cup. In the case of the League, the start is scheduled for Monday, August 16, against Granada at the Estadio de la Cermica.
To do this, the yellow technician continues to direct the work sessions that his team carries out at the Ciutat Esportiva facilities. After the first two training sessions of the weekend, this Monday the players had the first double session of this preseason, something that will also be repeated this next Wednesday. This Sunday will be the first day of rest for the squad before facing the second week starting next Monday 19.