Costa confirms new contract

Ricardo Costa has confirmed that he has renewed his contract with Valencia until June 2015, with a further option in place for another year.

The Portuguese centre-back was speculated last week as having reached agreement with Los Che and today it has been confirmed.

“I wish that the outcome from this weekend would have been better [defeat to Real Sociedad] when communicating at a Press conference and telling the fans that we have renewed the contract for another year, with an option for another,” commented Costa to reporters today.

“This agreement satisfies everyone, I will continue to give my best. I am happy to belong to this family and I hope to finish here with a title.”

The 31-year-old, who is speculated as having also taken a pay-cut, then reflected on Sunday’s 4-2 defeat at Real Sociedad that has seemingly handed the final Champions League qualification berth to the Basques.

“The important thing is to join forces and fight. Every game is a final for us and to the last breath we must keep fighting.

“The Champions League is very important for the club, players and fans. Like David Albelda said, we have to think about adding the 15 points that remain because in football there are always surprises.

“Currently we have a five-point deficit to Real and we know that in the next five games we have to win and hope that Real drop points.”

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