Parejo: Valencia are determined

Dani Parejo has promised that Valencia’s fans will see a team eager to prove that recent issues in La Liga were just part of a ‘one-off mistake’.

Los Che will play their first game at Mestalla this weekend against Rayo Vallecano since a 5-2 defeat to Real Sociedad ended Mauricio Pellegrino’s 21-game tenure as Coach.

Parejo believes that, after three successive wins under new boss Ernesto Valverde, Valencia’s true spirit will be on display for the home support this Sunday.

“I believe the fans are eager to see a change in the level of our commitment, we will win the game this weekend, we will  go out to get the three points, the fans want to see a team that will give it all and we are willing to do it,” the midfielder told reporters today.

“We are the first to not like losing. After Malaga and Real we were hurt, but we have taken a step forward.

“We have been helped by the change in Coach, but we have also wanted to show that it was a one-off mistake that we would not repeat again.”

With injuries, new Coach Valverde’s change in formation to a 4-1-4-1 and his own performance and goal in midweek in the Cup against Osasuna, Parejo was asked if he was more confident of his future at the club.

“Scoring goals is great and can give you confidence, but most confidence comes from training.

“Under Valverde, something has changed, but I’m not sure what. The team looks different and we are more intense. As I see it, though, I had as much of a chance under Pellegrino as I do now.”

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