Bruno: Villarreal come to ‘create danger’

Bruno Soriano says Villarreal aren't planning on simply defending their 1 – 0 Europa League semi-final lead in the second leg against Liverpool.

The Yellow Submarine's defensive midfielder drew comparisons between their situation and that of La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, whose defensive approach his team disagrees with despite their positive result.

"We'll try not to suffer as much as Atletico Madrid in a very hard and difficult match," AS reports him as saying.

"Something similar could happen and we wouldn't reject it. We come with the intention of attacking and not just defending. We want to create danger, because that will be very important.

"The fans' support is essential and they are close to us. We saw that in the first leg. It's very important for us. I'm sure we will have that support. That's clear. I hope in the end that we're all happy.

"I don't know that we're owed a final, but we have that ambition and we really want to play one. It's a big ambition for us. We have the opportunity and for that we will have to go out very strong."

The 31-year-old has spent his entire career with Villarreal, seeing them through their 2011/12 Primera Division relegation and now into their ascent into regular European football.

"From the relegation and subsequent rise a lot has happened and almost all of it is good," he added.

"I thought we would have a competitive team in the future and we would have a strong team for games like this. I didn't think it'd be so quickly, but I was always confident."