Neville: Back down to earth

Gary Neville has urged his Valencia players to “get back down to earth” after Thursday’s 6-0 demolition of Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.

Santi Mina’s brace and three assists, plus a late goal from Rodrigo Moreno, fired Los Che to within touching distance of the last 16 and handed the Englishman a second straight win, but he is remaining cautious ahead of his side’s trip to Granada in La Liga on Sunday.

“We must get back down to earth and think about the next match,” he said after the game.

“This has been the best result since I came to Valencia, but not the best night. We can’t celebrate victories [too much] midway through the season.

“I thought it’d be difficult to break down a team like Rapid, but I’ve always had faith in my players.

“They had a great first half, with confidence, faith and fantasy [in their play].

“The most important thing is balance. We mustn’t go crazy when we win or lose.

“We must stay calm and always look to play well in the next match.

 “We take risks and protect this club, and I have confidence in all my players, who must feel proud about being able to play.”

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