Djukic hints at Valencia hopes

Miroslav Djukic has conceded that Valencia are ‘a favourite to be taken into account’ in terms of fighting for the Europa League this season.

Los Che continued to bounce back from an opening matchday defeat to Swansea City with Thursday’s 5-1 demolition of St Gallen at Mestalla, thanks in the main to a four-goal blitz before the half-hour mark had been reached.

It left the team’s Coach in good spirits and aware of his side’s potential going forward in the competition.

“We played a good game, with intensity and I am happy because we have not given the opponent any chances,” Djukic enthused post-match.

“Can we win this competition? Valencia are a favourite that should always be taken into account.

“Against Swansea the early red card weighed heavily against us, but the team has recovered since and competed well. But we are aware that we have not achieved anything yet.”

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