‘Valencia’s future is assured’

Miroslav Djukic is not worried by Valencia’s off-the-field issues but says he and his players have the obligation to achieve stability on the field, to assist.

Los Che face further uncertainty over their future amid Bankia’s announcement yesterday that they intend to try and sell Fundacio VCF’s debt and effectively their 72.5 per cent shareholding in the club, having failed to agree to a refinancing strategy.

For the club’s Coach, however, concern over Valencia’s future is not that great.

“I am not worried, Valencia has history, infrastructure and fans. The future of Valencia will always be assured,” Djukic has considered to reporters today.

“We must help the club with stability at a sporting level because in we cannot do so in any other way. If at a sporting level we can look for social peace, then we will have done a good job.

“Clubs go through bad times. Except for the big two, I think that everyone has been for sale for having had great debt. Valencia can possibly be bought by a sheikh, but behind that the support of Valencia is needed. Otherwise, the club will not function.

“There is no alarm. We know what we are at a big club and we must focus ourselves on the sporting aspect.”

That sporting aspect sees Los Che head into Thursday’s closing Europa League group stage tie at home to Kuban already assured of progression to the Round of 32 as group A winners and one of the competition’s favourites.

“Valencia have an obligation to go out and push for the title. We are doing very well in the Europa League and we have to go for the titles both in Europe and the Copa del Rey.

“The game with Kuban will not be placid, friendly or insignificant. We cannot go out relaxed for the game.

“Tomorrow we will see a Valencia go out there for the victory and to end the group stage well.”

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