Neville ‘desperate’ for first League win

Gary Neville admits he is “desperate” for his first La Liga win as he takes his Valencia side to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

The Englishman faced questions about his job for the first time in the build-up to the encounter at Riazor, having failed to break his duck in the League after seven games, but he proceeded to answer them in a confident manner.

“We’re desperately seeking a victory,” he said at a Press conference.

“The match against Las Palmas was good in many ways. I analysed the game and was happy with what I saw.

“We deserved to win at Las Palmas, either by 2-1 or 3-1. We’ll be put under pressure at Riazor, but hopefully we overcome it.

“You have to be clinical in attack, strong defensively and focused in order to win away from home in La Liga.

“I can understand [the fans’ frustrations] until we get the results we need, but I’m very optimistic.

“We have to start winning in the League. If we compare our results, there’s not much difference between mine and the previous Coach.

“I’m sure we’ll start seeing good results. I believe in the work of the players and I and thank the fans for their patience.

“In football, you’re always under pressure. I’ve been here for four weeks.

“The situation wasn’t great [when I first arrived]. How can you change a Coach after four weeks?

“I’m willing to make [big] decisions. We’re scoring, but we’re always coming back from behind.

“[A turnaround] requires courage, but the players are working hard and it’s seen in their performances. It’s frustrating. We’ve also lost [Paco] Alcacer.

“I respect people questioning my job after four weeks, but I don’t share [their questioning].

“We have to win, but we can only make things right in the dressing room.”

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