Canales: Valencia need confidence

Sergio Canales has admitted that Valencia will be stronger under Miroslav Djukic once they get a couple more wins under their belt.

Los Che won in Week 1 against Malaga, but go into September’s international break with back-to-back defeats to Espanyol and Barcelona.

“As soon as we win a couple of games, we will have a confidence that is very important, because it is something that can help you pick up points,” Canales reflected today.

“We need two or three good games and I am sure we will move up the table. The team is eager, although we lack the details to progress forward.

“When a new Coach comes in there is a change of philosophy. It is always difficult.

“We are getting used to the new concepts in the first few games and when we have assimilated them, we will be better.”

Valencia fell 3-0 down to a Lionel Messi hat-trick on Sunday evening, before Helder Postiga replied with a quickfire double just before the break to make the second half competitive, even as it finished 3-2 to Barca.

“Messi is the best player in the world and it is very difficult to stop him.

“At first we were hesitant in the game and when he has three chances, he has taken them. It was a strange defeat.”

After the break, Valencia will face Real Betis, who have also begun the season slowly. During the break, though, the team have a friendly with Real Valladolid.

“It will be a long break but the importance of the match with Betis will be great.

“The game against Valladolid will be important for me to face to pick up pace and I have to use that opportunity.

“We must be as prepared as we can be for a game like Betis.”

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