Soldado supportive of Valverde

Roberto Soldado has given his backing to Coach Ernesto Valverde to stay and has criticised Valencia’s fans for their whistling of the team.

Valverde has yet to open contract talks with the Mestalla outfit over renewing his deal signing in December beyond its June 2013 expiry.

“The President will have to assess what the aims of the project are for the coming years. We want to achieve our targets and we all believe in the work of Valverde and his football philosophy,” commented Soldado when asked of the situation at his Press conference this week.

“Clearly the reaction of the team has been achieved. That can be seen and it is transmitted on to the pitch, and that has much to do with the Coach, who has his details, his clear ideas, and the team is running fine.

“Additionally, the players are giving much more than we were giving at the start of the season.”

Soldado also asserted that Valverde’s decision to sign any extension would not be affected by the fans’ whistling him at the weekend when substituting players after Tino Costa’s early red card at home to Mallorca.

“I think the Coach is not surprised because we know the fame that Valencia’s fans have, they are very demanding.

“He took a decision to benefit the team [attacking midfielder Juan Bernet off, defender/defensive midfielder Victor Ruiz on] and the supporters have to get behind them.

“At the end of the game it was shown that the changes were successful and that the public were wrong to whistle him.

“Every fan can express themselves as they wish, but I think that if they want the best for the team, then the whistling at Valencia does not help.

“We should be supported for 90 minutes and if at the end they are unhappy with how we have done our job, then that is when it should be expressed.”

Los Che will be away this weekend, at Real Zaragoza.

“They are not on a very good run, but even if they are struggling to win at home, they are a very tough team, who always make things difficult.”

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