Viera: Valencia can catch rivals

Valencia youngster Jonathan Viera says the club have no one to blame but theirselves for their poor start to the season.

Los Che are languishing in 14th after yesterday's shock 1-0 loss to Levante in the Valencia derby.

“You have to look inward, be self critical and train harder,” Viera told AS. “But remain quiet, because there is a lot of the season left.”

“It is normal that after a loss the team are not mentally well, but we know the season has just begun. We have not started as well as everyone wanted, but more work is needed. It's the only solution I know.”

The Spanish Under 21 international acknowledges that the like of Atletico Madrid and Malaga are already far ahead in the battle for Champions League qualification, but isn't disheartened.

“It's true that our rivals are at a good level, and on a good run, but there is much time to fix things. Once we get on a winning streak we'll be with them.”

Viera also had words for teammate Roberto Soldado, who is going through something of a goal drought.

“I know that soon he will score goals, he's one of the best strikers out there. Sometimes you have these spells.”
 

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