Fornals: ‘It was special’
Pablo Fornals, who joined Villarreal from Málaga for €12m in the summer, admitted it to lose 2-0 and I don’t remember Roberto having to make too many saves before their first goal. I think we played well and had chances, tained the youngster. “I don’t think many fan bases would be so great. They are top class and we’re going to stay in La Primera for them, for us, and for Málaga, because they deserve it. We are fighting to get out of the relegation zone and we are going to do that, whatever happens. Our next game is against Deportivo and right now they are a direct rival. But our batteries will be fully charged and we are ready to claim all three points.”
La Roja train at La Rosaleda
The Spanish national team are set to hold a public training session at La Rosaleda this Friday ahead of Saturday’s friendly with Costa Rica (kick-off 21.30). La Roja are due to arrive Málaga at 13.10 on Friday before transferring to the Gran Hotel Miramar. That same evening, boss Julen Lopetegui and Real Madrid midfielder Isco will hold a press conference before training commences at 20.00. Tickets for the session are free and can be obtained on Thursday and Friday from the Plaza de la Constitución between 11.00 and 20.00. Alternatively, fans can pick them up from the ticket office at the stadium from 10.00 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 19.30. Tickets, of which there are a maximum of 19,000, are limited to two per person and access to the stands will be from 19.15 onwards.
Villarreal players celebrate a goal against Málaga