Pizzi: Valencia will regroup

Juan Antonio Pizzi has said Valencia want to put the disappointment of the Europa League semi-final behind them against Real Madrid.

It appeared as though Los Che were bound for the Europa League final as they led Sevilla in the final moments of their midweek meeting.

But a late Stephane Mbia goal sent Valencia out on away goals and with the team ninth in the table, European football for next season is out of reach.

Pizzi has told a Press conference that the desire at the club is to move on from Thursday and end the season on a high.

“What happened is over and the feeling we show publically is we want to regroup,” Marca reports the Coach as saying.

“We’ll face it with dignity and responsibility. We have the comfort of knowing we did everything possible and we’ll focus on the next two weeks of work before finishing.

“We’ll try to grab any opportunity [against Madrid] to rid ourselves of the feelings we’ve experienced in the last few days.

“A win at Santiago Bernabeu can give us some joy in our life and activity. I’m not thinking about how it might benefit or harm other teams.

“Despite the frustration of the last match  we can evaluate things positively. I don’t need three games to review my players.

“Any opportunity football gives us is superb. Madrid are one of the three or four best in the world.”

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