Valencia boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes his team is still a work in progress despite them chasing a Champions League place this season.
Los Che are fifth in the table, one point behind Sevilla after the Andalusians beat Eibar 3-1 on Wednesday night, and head to Rayo Vallecano on Thursday with Nuno vowing to take the game to Paco Jemez’s men at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas.
“This team is continuing to grow and is getting better game by game. We can still develop, improve and rectify any mistakes,” he told assembled reporters.
“With just five games to go we are showing this and have plenty of conviction. We believe that what we do we do well, and we take firm and decisive steps to remain that way.
“Our idea is very clear in that we always go out and play every game to win.”
The Portuguese feels the three times the clubs have met this season, with the last encounter a 4-4 draw in the Copa del Rey, will serve as an indicator of how Rayo will approach the game.
“We’ve faced them several times and the matches have been a reference point for us because we know how they plan for games and how they play,” he insisted.