‘Not uncomfortable at Mestalla’

Joao Pereira has insisted that he and his Valencia teammates do not feel uncomfortable playing at the Mestalla.

The team have lost their last two on the bounce in front of their own fans and have seen angry reactions from the supporters protesting from the stands for President Manuel Llorente’s resignation.

Ricardo Costa suggested that away teams are sensing Los Che’s anxiety at home, but his colleague at club and international level Pereira believes that it is not because of the fans’ relationship with the team.

“In Mestalla we do not feel uncomfortable, the fans help us a lot during games,” the full-back told reporters today.

“At home we have been better than the results show and the fans have helped us to turn some games around already, like against Athletic Bilbao.

“At the moment the results are not the best, but they are not the worst either. We’re not in a good position in the League and we are responsible, but in the Cup and Champions League we are okay. We’re just making mistakes in the League and we can correct that.

“I joined Valencia this summer because they are a big club and I am angry to think that we are 11th and not first, second, third or fourth.”

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