Valencia attacker Jonas says the club ‘won’t for fight for anything this season’ if they don’t improve their away form.
The Mestalla outfit are currently 11th in La Liga after suffering a fifth defeat in seven away matches against Malaga on Saturday, going down 4-0 at La Rosaleda.
“Clearly we have not won on the road and a team that wants to fight for the Champions League has to,” the Brazilian commented in an interview with Marca.
“If we will continue like this we will not fight for anything this season. Away from home we are suffering, but we have the conviction to win. It would be a disaster if we did not qualify for the Champions League because the club really needs it.”
Jonas believes the blame lies squarely with the players, and not Coach Mauricio Pellegrino.
“On Saturday we had no desire and I felt ashamed of what was happening. What the Coach tells us we try and do but we are not getting results so the fault is ours.”
The 28-year-old worries that the result will endanger the goodwill the team were starting to receive from the fans.
“After the game against Bayern [Munich] the fans were with us, so it is sad what happened in Malaga. But that’s football, we play on Wednesday and have the chance to change things. We have many opportunities to improve, grow and cheer the fans.”
Valencia take on Llagostera in the Copa del Rey last 32 at Mestalla on Wednesday, with a 2-0 first leg lead to preserve.