Neville demands Valencia caution

Gary Neville insisted Valencia’s 2-1 victory over Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday was “not a night of celebrations or screaming from the rooftops”.

Neville appeared to be heading for a 10th League game without a win when Oscar Duarte opened the scoring for Espanyol, but goals from Alvaro Negredo and Denis Cheryshev completed the rescue act, and he was relieved to have finally got off the mark.

“It’s not a night of celebrations or screaming from the rooftops,” the Coach said after the game.

“It’s true that we’ve taken a step forward, but there are many more to go.

“The most important thing is the confidence we bred, which allowed us to win.

“When we scored, our comeback came more from the fans’ support than the Coach’s tactics.

“We’ve always started from behind on the scoreboard [while I’ve been here], and [on Saturday] we came back in a very difficult game, in which we have suffered a lot.

“That’s what’s important today because we hadn’t managed to win up until now.

“We have to work harder from set-pieces. We didn’t end the first half well, but overall we were patient, especially after we conceded Espanyol’s goal.”

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