Pereira: Win important but not vital

Valencia defender Joao Pereira does not believe that their match against Espanyol is life or death in terms of Champions League qualification.

Los Che travel to Cornelia El-Prat this evening looking for the three points that could take them into fourth place above Real Sociedad.

But the full-back has insisted that three points in Barcelona is not essential.

“This game is not vital for us,” he told a Press conference. “But it is obviously very important.

“There are eight games remaining and getting as many points as possible is important for fourth place.

“Espanyol are a very good team though, full of top quality players.

“We'll have to defend well and be careful of their counter-attacking strength.”

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