Pako Ayestaran believes “winning is becoming a habit” for Valencia ahead of Sunday’s trip to Getafe as in La Liga as he eyes a late rally for Europe.
A run of three straight wins has left Valencia just six points behind seventh-placed Sevilla with only four games remaining, and Pako claims his side have benefitted from focusing on the present rather than past glories.
“We must finish as high as possible,” the Coach said at a Press conference.
“We’re aware that we can become part of Valencia’s history and our objective remains the same.
“If we could move up to eighth, great, and if we can finish seventh, great.
“We have to do our homework and keep picking up points.
"We want to confirm the good feelings of the team. The past doesn’t exist.
“Sometimes we remember how rewarding [the past is], but we’re living in the present.
“I enjoyed watching us move the ball in our last training session.
“You can have a stumble, but you can often avoid it with the work we’re doing.
“[Winning] is becoming a habit that will be hard to stop.
“[Seventh] depends on [Sunday]. We’re doing well and focusing on the present was the reason for having transformed the boos into high spirits and discouragement into hope.
“It’s the result of our daily conduct, and we want this to become a habit.”