Ruben Garcia: Forget about Valencia

Levante striker Ruben Garcia says the team and fans must forget about last Sunday’s 1-0 derby triumph over Valencia.

Los Granotes are two points and three places above their cross-city rivals in the table and youngster Ruben believes the euphoria after the Valencia game should be enjoyed.

However, he feels the problems being experienced by Mauricio Pellegrino’s team at Mestalla is something that should not concern Levante.

“It was the most important win of the season for our fans, so I’m very happy. Even so, we must now think of ourselves, what we do, and forget about Valencia.

“If we had lost that game then that would have left us on seven points,” the 19-year-old told a Press conference.

Ruben also lamented the fact that he had a fantastic opportunity to make it 2-0 against Los Che, where he played in the club’s youth academy as a youngster under Pellegrino’s tutelage.

“I could have done better but perhaps I’m lacking a bit in confidence. I’ve watched it many times on TV since,” he admitted, whilst acknowledging the support of his teammates since he has broken into the side.

“I’m trying to adapt to things with my feet on the floor. If I’m here it is because of something, because nobody gives you anything.

“The dressing room has helped me a lot and it is a very impressive group we have. You learn quickly here.

“We are enjoying it in the Europa League too, which is something we have to do, enjoy ourselves, but we know that La Liga is the important thing,” he concluded.

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