The Spanish club's supremo believes that playing in the second tier would not be the end of the world, but insisted he wants to avoid such a scenarioVillarreal president Fernando Roig has played down the prospect of the club being relegated to Spain's second division at the end of the season.
The Yellow Submarine lie in 17th position in the Primera Division standings, six points above the drop zone, and with four matches remaining, their safety is not guaranteed.
"Although it would not be good, relegation would not be a catastrophe," Roig told reporters. "But we will give our best to make sure this does not happen.
"We must win our match against Osasuna, who are fighting for a goal that is different from ours, but we must be confident about our chances.
"Our players are professional and it is obvious that these situations are hard for them. They can make mistakes, but that is why the support of the fans is important so that the players can react."
Roig then commented on the injury of Giuseppe Rossi, who will be out for 10 months as he requires another knee operation.
"Rossi's injury was a heavy blow," he admitted. "He was almost ready to play again, but we must look ahead."