Nuno upbeat despite Porto loss

Nuno Santo has insisted that the “outcome was positive” of Valencia’s penalties defeat to Porto in the Colonia Cup on Saturday.

Neither Los Che nor the Portuguese giants were unable to break the deadlock in normal time, leaving Iker Casillas to emerge as his new side’s hero by saving his former rivals’ final spot-kick in sudden death.

“The outcome was positive, the team played with a clear philosophy,” the Coach said after the game.

“We must always demand more and continue improving.

“We can work on what we do, and in that sense we’re doing very well.

“I don’t think we lacked chances. There’s a project and we’re continuing with it in an important way.

“The return of Nico [Otamendi] offers us another option and many solutions.

“The team have a philosophy. They’ve shown it already and will do so again.

“It’s premature to make any analyses of the match, although on first glance, we must adjust better.

“We lost the ball too soon once we won it back, partly because of fatigue and haste.”

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