Cazorla: Villarreal are back to their best

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 13: Santiago Cazorla of Villarreal CF looks on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won the match 3-1. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla believes they are in top form ahead of their Europa League with Rangers on Thursday

The Yellow Submarine secured their first La Liga win since September 26 by beating Real Betis 2-1 on Sunday.

The result moved Villarreal out of the bottom three in the league table and they will now turn their focus to Rangers.

Despite only winning one of their four matches, Javier Calleja’s side leads Group G with six points and with two fixtures left.

Spartak Moscow and Rangers are a point below, but Villarreal can book a knockout place by beating the latter this week.


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And Cazorla is certain that victory at the Ibrox is not out of their reach.

“We hope that this victory [against Betis] will be a turning point for our season,” said Cazorla, according to Goal.

“We just had to beat Betis. There could be no more excuses. And I think for almost the first time this season, certainly in the league, we played a complete match for 90 minutes.

“I felt we approached our best form and the important thing now is to keep the momentum going with a win in Glasgow.

“We have set our standards and we have to keep them up in the Europa League now.”