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Villarreal coach Emery calls for total focus at Hajduk Split

Villarreal coach Unai Emery has called for full focus for tonight's second-leg of their Europa Conference qualifier at Hajduk Split.

Villarreal meet Hajduk Split defending a 4-2 aggregate lead.

"We want to build on the first leg. The result we got in the first game (4-2) is positive considering that away goals don't count double now," said Emery, who added that they must be focused from the first minute to be 'able to compete' and defuse any game situation that could be detrimental.

"Hajduk Split are a team with history and a present and are competing in an important league. They are an opponent that has a footballing idea of combination and structure that demands a lot from you. They also have a lot of talent in their ranks, something we saw before we played them and which they showed at the Ciutat de València, where we made certain mistakes that we don't want to see happen in Croatia," Emery said of the Croatian side.

The Submarine will play for the first time in their history at the Stadion Poljud, home of Hajduk Split, who will have the support of thousands of Croatian fans, something Emery guarantees that the team is prepared for: "This time it will be them who have the support of their people and that's why we must also be able to manage the game emotionally."



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