Juan Antonio Pizzi has outlined his objectives for Valencia and made clear that he will not make any ‘impossible demands’ in the transfer market.
Los Che have today presented their new Coach to the media, on from securing him to a two-and-a-half-year contract at the weekend.
“I have to thank those who have chosen me. I am proud to be in charge of this team and this great institution,” Pizzi began to reporters today.
“I like to be a protagonist and for that we must have possession of the ball. And the fastest way is to recapture it high up and quickly. The players that we have are ready to take that role.
“The difficult situation? Usually when a Coach arrives it is due to adverse situations. When I arrived at San Lorenzo the situation was much worse than it is here.
“Is the Champions League a realistic goal? We must have shorter-term targets, but I will not rule it out as an objective.
“In the short term we must think of other things. We have other issues to look at that are not for the end of the season.
“I have been given no such demand, but I know the significance of Valencia in Spain and in Europe because I have played here.”
Pizzi’s arrival has prompted rumours of a few transfer targets based in Argentina, including forwards Lucas Pratto and Angel Correa, with the latter based at former side San Lorenzo, who are seen as unhappy with the Coach’s resignation to join Valencia.
“I will not demand anything that is impossible for the club.
“Pratto and Correa? I have not spoken to anyone in Argentine football.
“It is not my intention through the Argentine media to provoke dissatisfaction among the fans of San Lorenzo.
“Now, I will not say what players could arrive someday.”