Dani Parejo is impressed, if also worn out, for the first few days of preseason work at Valencia under Miroslav Djukic.
Los Che are currently preparing for the new season in a training camp based in Speyer, Germany and for Parejo, the early signs have been positive.
“The Coach has shown that he likes to play good football,” the 24-year-old commented to reporters today.
“Personally I like to have the ball, take the initiative, go against the rival, have possession and dominate the game. It is difficult, but it is what the Coach wants and is very nice.
“Now is the time to train and sacrifice, a somewhat unpleasant time of the year for us, but it allows us to reach March-April full of energy and providing maximum performance.
“The day of rest [on Monday] was welcome. We are motivated, but it is very tough.”
Parejo featured prominently last season under Ernesto Valverde and hopes for something similar with Djukic.
“Valverde has given me confidence, I have played many minutes, I felt very comfortable under him [last season.
“If I continue along this line then I will be a more complete player and better for the team.”
Parejo welcomed Los Che’s two midfield reinforcements so far this summer, Javi Fuego and Oriol Romeu.
“They are two important players and that they have come to Valencia means something.
“They are two players that are going to contribute a lot. Oriol comes from a club like Chelsea and Javi Fuego has performed at a high level in recent years with Rayo Vallecano.”