Time is ticking and it’s high time Villarreal stop their unconvincing run of results and begin to win as many matches as possible.
Villarreal used to be one of the best clubs in Spain in past seasons but their poor form all through this season has been very shocking to everyone.
18 matches into the season, the Estadio de la Cerámica outfits have managed just three wins and they are in danger of losing their La Liga status by the end of the campaign.
They currently occupy the 18th position on the league standings with just 17 points and they’ve got to turn things around as as soon as possible if they must remain in the country’s top flight league next season.
Below is the best ways Javier Calleja could turn things around before the end of the season
Time to Maximize Chukwueze’s potential
Despite their woeful goalscoring record, one player has been a standout star for the team since his promotion to the senior team and that’s Samuel Chukwueze.
The addition of the Nigerian youngster has brought some spark and fresh breath into the team’s attack.
The 19-year-old winger possess great dribbling ability. He can also make good crosses — as we’ve seen in the games he’s played for the first-team this season — for his teammates to score.
However, his potentials haven’t been maximally utilized by the team because there’s no one perfect player to convert most of the youngster’s eye-catching crosses.
If Javier Calleja must avoid being sacked by his employers, he must build the team round the youngster as soon as possible.
He must also charge other strikers to up their game because no team win matches without scoring goals. Bacca, Karl Ekambi and Nicola Sansone must begin to work with the Nigeria prodigy so as to pounce on most of the chances he creates.
Defence must drastically Improve even if it mean signing new defenders
Javier Calleja’s men have conceded 24 goals in 18 games which shows that the coach need to upgrade his team’s defensive qualities.
The team lack confidence at the back of the pitch and this is the best time to wake up from their slumber and pick up the pieces.
Just like Virgil Van Dijk is doing at Anfield, Mario Gasper must rise up to the task of controlling the defence line.
As vice-captain of the team, the centre-back must begin to reflect his captaincy mentality on the field of play as soon as possible.
It’s never too late to save this season, however, the players need to up their game in every departments