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Chelsea vs Villarreal: Raul predicts UEFA Super Cup final


Villarreal defender, Raul Albiol has predicted a tough match when Unai Emery’s side tackles Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final tonight in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The 35-year-old explained that the UEFA Super Cup tie would be very demanding because Thomas Tuchel’s side are a great opponent, having won the Champions League last season.

The Spain international also admitted that it would be hard for Villarreal to cause Chelsea damage because Thomas Tuchel’s side are physically strong.

He spoke in front of the media in a press conference ahead in Belfast.

“It’s a final between two sides who are champions. It will be a very special [tough] match, but also a demanding one. We are facing a great opponent, who have just won the Champions League,” Raul was quoted by Villarreal’s official website as saying.

“We will try and play the style of game that suits us. We are facing a quick team and a very dangerous team if they have spaces. At the back, they defend with a low back and it’s hard to cause them damage. They are a very strong side physically. A long match is something that interests us. The final against Manchester United marks the route to take a bit.”

Villarreal head to the game following a 2-2 draw with Leeds United in their last game, while Chelsea played a 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Villarreal is 8 pm.

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