Villarreal News and Views, March 14 2012

Just a reminder, we get to play these guys in a week's time. Not good. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

I needed a day off to recover from the match on Monday, but now let's look at some comments about it.

Our friend Elisa from forza futbol is in the midst of a trip to Spain, and she was at the match. Her excellent comments about the match are here, along with some nice photos: Time for some deep soul searching…

Villarreal fan and journalist Abrahan's here: El descenso a la misma distancia pero cada vez más factible :: elperiodic.com

And finally AS: Un buen Getafe deja al Villarreal al borde del abismo - LIGA BBVA VILLARREAL 1 - GETAFE 2 - AS.com

Today's EPM features Nilmar and Borja Valero commenting on the team and what lies ahead. And as Rafael Fabian writes in the last article, the problem with Villarreal is mental, psychological. (Well, maybe that plus the team selection).

Interestingly, even before the last match Giuseppe Rossi analyzed the team's problems and blamed complacency for our problems. "Football is not just what you do with your feet, its a mental thing", he said. Well, after the loss on Monday, there is no reason to be complacent. Molina is not giving the team a day off, practicing every day before Sunday's early kickoff (another one!!) at Levante.

A couple of rumors, both involving Malaga: they want Borja Valero (we'e heard this before), and are also interested in a defensive midfielder, Carlos Sánchez, a Colombian international playing in France. Villarreal is among other teams linked with him. The quantity of Malaga rumors rises and falls in direct relationship with their moves up and down the league table, so if they remain in the CL places, expect a lot more of this!

A quick reminder that the B team will be in action this Friday (4PM eastern time) so we will finally get to see Velasquez's men after weeks of no TV coverage. Should be fun! Endavant Villarreal! Keep the faith!

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