Nelson Valdez has looked to endear himself to Valencia’s support, as he also confirms that he is close to making permanent his move from Rubin Kazan.
The Paraguayan is currently midway through a year-long loan spell from the Russian outfit, but has reportedly already reached the number of appearances required to trigger negotiations to make the deal permanent.
“In less than a week we will know something. In a week I will answer about my future, we are talking about it and my dream is to stay here,” Valdez confirmed in his Press conference this week.
“I have it very difficult here, competing with Roberto Soldado, but I’m not asking for playing time, I’m here to earn it. I want to play, I do not like sitting on the bench earning money.
“I know I have it hard playing against Roberto. At Valencia it is necessary, the Coach says it is hard to put two strikers in from the start.
“Jonas can play between midfield and attack, my position is that of Roberto’s. It is why I have to accept my situation.
“What I want is to play, train and work for it. With what I get I will try to do my best. I train at 100 per cent. I’m not asking for a chance, I will prove myself and earn it.
“Like any player you want to play more. I’d be lying if I said I was happy with the amount I am playing, but I’m not unhappy with the club.”
Valdez, who is the team’s second highest goalscorer this season, then commented on the nature of the club’s support.
They whistled Ernesto Valverde last weekend for making a defensively-minded substitution during the team’s eventual 2-0 win with 10 men over Mallorca.
“The fans are demanding for the team’s winning record. I like that the fans are so demanding.”