Fuego admits ‘Valencia have doubts’

Javi Fuego has spoken of ‘doubts’ troubling Valencia after they were beaten by Espanyol and the pressure on Coach Nuno Santo increased.

The Valencia fans voiced their disapproval of the team’s performance in the weekend’s goalless draw with Real Betis and there were more shouts for Nuno to resign at Cornella-El Prat.

“[The defeat] wasn’t in our plans. Espanyol were better than us. The only positive is we have a match soon to recover. There is no other solution,” Fuego said, Super Deporte reports, citing Friday’s game against Granada.

“Every game is different. We’ve had more fluidity in other games, but we’re not being effective in both areas. We lack efficiency [in front of goal] and it’s costing us.

“What happened [against Espanyol] has little explanation. We didn’t play to the right level. We’ve got to do better on Friday.

“We’re trying to get results but when they don’t come, there are doubts. That’s human and happens in every profession.

“I’d be lying if I said there are no doubts. We had a bad feeling in the second half and this has to change. We have enough to change it and we are the ones responsible.

“We’re all in the same boat. It’s not just the Coach but the 11 players and three substitutes. Espanyol were better and when there’s a defeat the focus is on the Coach, but we know we’re all guilty.

“The fans have been with us and now what we have to do is give back to the fans. We’re not in a position to ask anything of them. They know what we need but we have to take positive step.”

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