Neville wants ‘good feeling’ back

Gary Neville hopes Valencia’s Copa del Rey second leg with Granada returns ‘good feelings’ after defeat to Real Sociedad.

Los Che lead 4-0 from the first leg but go into the game on the back of a defeat to La Real, Neville still looking for his first League win since replacing Nuno Santo.

“I understand there was disappointment at the weekend. You saw the same game as me,” he told reporters, according to AS.

“We have to be professional against Granada, to go out and play a good game whatever the result against La Real. It’s important we get back to a good feeling.

“We haven’t had the results in the League and we have to start winning. The last 25 minutes at Anoeta are what people remember, but in the first half we could have scored two or three.

“What we did wrong is between the players and me. Games are never that bad or that good. The initial reaction is disappointment. Goals change games but the details are between the players and me.”

Neville was asked about January transfers and, having insisted there wouldn’t be any, appeared to soften his stance a little.

“I think the owner has shown he has the desire to make signings. But January is the most difficult month for business,” he noted.

“How many teams have made signings? There are 20 teams in the League, how many have signed? Not a lot. It’s a useless market.

“We have to be careful. I didn’t say I wouldn’t sign, but it is disrespectful to talk about players at other clubs.”

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