Villarreal coach Quique Setien: Defending not good enough for Mallorca defeat

Villarreal coach Quique Setien says there’s much to improve after their 2-0 defeat to Real Mallorca.

Setien says their defending wasn’t good enough on the day.

He stated, “We didn’t have a good feeling. We lacked clarity and inspiration to overcome Mallorca’s defensive lines. We were in control, but we lacked the mobility and we had to be more accurate at the back.”

The Santander-born coach also acknowledged that the Submarine have room for improvement: “We have to defend better, leave less space and generate actions where you can overcome the rival. We wanted to win and it wasn’t possible. We’ve barely been able to train together and see certain defensive aspects.

“This penalises us a lot. It’s a tough blow, but the team will improve.”