Unai Emery is back in Spain as head boss of Villarreal however the former Paris Saint Germain boss made some fascinating revelations about his time in the French capital, citing that superstar ahead Kylian Mbappe has lengthy been eager on a go to Real Madrid.
After managing severa Spanish football clubs in the previous to incredible effect, such as Valencia and Sevilla, the skilled technician has had spells distant places with the likes of Arsenal and PSG, experiences which have not continually long gone absolutely in accordance to plan however which he feels have delivered a lot to him both in my view and professionally. “My experiences abroad have always given me very positive things, but being back home allows you to have things more controlled. In Spain I don’t have the language barrier,” he told Radio MARCA.
“I am not very aware of what is said about me. I try not to be influenced so that it does not affect me when making decisions.”With Villarreal, the expectations are not quite as high as they were at the likes of the Gunners or the Parisians but a top four challenge is on the agenda for a Villarreal side that earned Europa League qualification last campaign. “The difficulty of being in the top four is very great, but we have that dream. Playing the Europa League can excite us to go on a beautiful path.”
One of his key men this campaign is likely to be Real Madrid loanee Takefusa Kubo. The Japanese teenager was snapped up by the Yellow Submarine on a temporary deal but has only featured for 80 minutes across the opening six LaLiga Santander matches. “He is in the process of adaptation,” Emery said of the Japanese starlet. “This Thursday in the Europa League he may have a chance. He is 19 years old, he must be patient.”
Real Madrid have long been linked with a move for Mbappe, and Emery revealed that the French World Cup winner had Los Blancos on his mind back when he was coach of the Ligue 1 champions. “When I was in Paris, Mbappe was seriously thinking about going to Real Madrid because he likes them a lot, he was very excited to play for Madrid,” Emery stated. “I didn’t want him to leave and I had a conversation with him and his father to convince him that he had to stay, leaving PSG is not easy.”