The start to the La Liga season for Villarreal has been phenomenal and President Fernando Roig is definitely happy with the way the club is advancing through the years. Although the club does sit in 3rd place currently, the only two clubs ahead of The Yellow Submarines are the 2 powerhouses in La Liga, Real Madrid and F.C. Barcelona. With the start of the season having helped Villarreal out tremendously, Roig has gone on to shed some light on one of his goals for the club.
“In the league over the last five years, we are placed fourth. Three years ago we were second, ten points ahead of Barcelona. Our aspiration is to become the alternative power to Barca and Real Madrid within the next five years. I want people to think of Villarreal when they think of yellow, as they think of Manchester United when they think of the Red Devils. We must distinguish ourselves by producing good football, being polite and friendly, and do things right to meet the needs of our customers, who of course are our audience.” Said Fernando Roig as he spoke to the AS.
Although they were defeated by Barcelona on Saturday 3-1, Roig was still extremely impressed with what he saw from his side and even noticed how some of the Barcelona players reacted to the win, “The people of Barcelona celebrated the win as if it were a final. It put a lump in my throat.”
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