Guardado: Valencia saved face

Andres Guardado believes that Valencia earned back some respect from their fans after drawing with Real Madrid last night.

Los Che were eliminated from the Copa del Rey quarter-finals as a result of the aggregate 3-1 score-line.

However, in following on from the weekend’s 5-0 League defeat to the same team, Guardado believes that the performance demonstrated a recovery from the home side.

“The team has recovered its attitude and the game ended with a very different feel to that after the weekend’s defeat,” commented the Mexican winger to reporters today.

“The key yesterday was to score first. We went for the tie. We were very dangerous from set-pieces, but with no luck. Sentiment fell slightly after their goal, but we kepy fighting until the end. Maybe it was good for the morale more than the football.

“The Coach told us that it would be a difficult game after the defeat on Sunday and although we fought until the end, it could not be.”

Los Che face an opponent other than Madrid for the first time in four games this weekend, as they travel out to Deportivo.

“They are not a weak opponent, despite being at the wrong end of the table.”

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