Diego Alves has called for his Valencia teammates to put Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Levante behind them, and quickly.
Los Che lost the Valencian derby to their struggling near neighbours and the goalkeeper told the club’s official website that going behind for a second time immediately after drawing level had a hefty impact.
“Defeats always hurt a lot, even more when it is in a derby,” he said.
“We need to get over it and pick ourselves up as soon as possible. We had chances but Levante were more effective.
“They scored quickly after we did and that hurts morale. We were down after the goal and that made it tough to get back into the game.”