Nuno Santo believes Valencia played well against Zenit St Petersburg despite losing 2-0 as they were ‘punished for their mistakes.’
Valencia have it all to do in the Champions League group stage’s final week after crashing to a 2-0 defeat at Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Nuno Santo has sprung a surprise in the Valencia XI to play Zenit St Petersburg, naming teenager Rafa Mir on the left of the front three.
Nuno Santo wants to see his Valencia side stamp their authority on Zenit St Petersburg when meeting in the Champions League.
Nuno Santo refused to entertain the idea of leaving Valencia after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Las Palmas but vowed “to rectify this situation”.
Nuno Santo has admitted that Shkodran Mustafi remains “very affected” by the recent attacks in Paris ahead of Valencia’s match against Las Palmas on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez has left Valencia to join Rayo Vallecano on loan while Los Che are linked with Japan midfielder Takashi Usami.
Napoli are interested in signing Valencia captain Dani Parejo, reports say, but aren’t thought to have come up with an acceptable offer.
Valencia Coach Nuno Santo has asked Peter Lim to sign a striker in January and Michy Batshuayi and Radamel Falcao are the two candidates.
Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo will be unavailable for most of the rest of 2015 after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.
Manchester United reportedly lead the chase for Valencia’s Sofiane Feghouli, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Inter and Roma among the other contenders.
Valencia Coach Nuno Santo insists Alvaro Negredo’s future at the club isn’t decided and he would return him to the team if it was in the team’s best interests.
Valencia Coach Nuno Espirito Santo has defended himself from criticism of the team’s style and results and his close relationship with owner Peter Lim.
Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes believes the good feeling is returning to the club after a patchy start and feels the unhappy fans haven’t helped the situation.
Boca Juniors could give Lucas Orban a way off the Valencia sidelines as they consider how to bolster their squad for the Copa Libertadores.
Valencia could make a winter move for Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev but the potential transfer would be both costly and expensive.
Spain striker Paco Alcacer has admitted that he is at a loss to explain Alvaro Negredo’s exile from the Valencia squad.
Nuno Santo hailed the “unity” of his Valencia players after their 5-1 demolition of Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Saturday.
Nuno Santo has reportedly lost the Valencia dressing room over his handling of Alvaro Negredo ahead of Saturday’s trip to Celta Vigo in La Liga.
Valencia captain Dani Parejo was ‘saddened’ by the defeat to Gent that leaves Los Che fighting for their Champions League survival.
Valencia midfielder Sofiane Feghouli bemoaned Los Che’s lack of luck after defeat to Gent threatened their Champions League future but not the outcome.
Nuno Santo slammed his Valencia players for a “shameful” performance in Wednesday’s 1-0 Champions League defeat at Gent.
Valencia threw away the chance to reach the Champions League last 16 after they fell to a shock 1-0 defeat at Gent on Wednesday.
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Santi Mina still feels he made the right choice in leaving Celta Vigo for Valencia over the summer.
Valencia Coach Nuno Santo doesn’t see any personal aspect to a potential win in Gent. ‘Victories are important for the team, above all.’
Nuno Santo admits he is “not proud” of Valencia’s placing in La Liga but hopes Saturday’s derby against Levante can kick-start their season.
Nuno Santo has confirmed Alvaro Negredo’s exile from the Valencia squad and hinted that the striker has played his last game for the club.
New York City striker David Villa has ruled out the possibility of returning to La Liga on loan this winter.
Nuno Santo has lamented the perception of him as a Coach and a person amid Valencia’s struggles and the ensuing criticism.

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