Villarreal shootout hero Gero Rulli admits he couldn't have imagined how the Europa League final panned out.
He beamed: "When it came to my spot-kick I simply didn't think about it because that would have been the worst! I just shot with all the force left in my body after a night like that. Really, I've no idea what I did. All I was conscious of was that it went in. What an end to a tremendous season. Not in my absolute wildest dreams did I ever imagine winning a penalty shoot out like that for a trophy like this.
"To score the last one for us and save the last one from them..... never. What I do, every game, is just prepare myself the best I can and give all I've got."
Meanwhile, Villarreal president Fernando Roig joked: "That was a terrifying experience. At least I didn't have to play and I only had to suffer from a distance. Now there are five Spanish teams in the Champions League next season and that's a great day not only for the country but for our Valencian community. For Villarreal this is a giant step forward - in football and financial terms."
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