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Villarreal Striker Nilmar: We’ll Fight To The Death For Europa League Qualification

Villarreal striker Nilmar has promised the fans his side will fight to the death to secure Europa League football next season.

"There are now six points up for grabs and we have to fight to the death to win this game which will be difficult as it is a derby,” Nilmar told the club's official website ahead of his side’s clash with Valencia this weekend. “It is the only chance we have,” he added.

The Yellow Submarine have recovered from a disastrous start to the season to haul themselves back up the Liga table but yesterday’s defeat to Almeria saw them drop back into seventh place.

“Two months ago we thought we could not reach [the Europa League],” the Brazilian continued. “But we know that every game, every Sunday, things can change and we must always try to do our best.”

After hosting los Che this Saturday, Villarreal travel to relegation threatened Zaragoza and Nilmar concluded by saying it’s important for the team to go into that match with some momentum.

“If we win on Saturday we will play with more confidence in Zaragoza and we will have a better chance [of winning].”

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