Parejo: I want to retire at Valencia

Valencia captain Dani Parejo has stated his desire to retire at the club and admits he feels revitalised by new Coach Marcelino.

The 28-year-old joined Los Che in 2011 from Getafe but conceded that whilst he wanted to leave the club earlier this year, he is now fully committed to the Mestalla.

“Hopefully I can stay here for many years and if possible, retire here,” Parejo told BeIn Sports, as quoted by Super Deporte.

“Any future decision would not just be the right one for me but the right one for the club.

“I was honest with Coach Marcelino when he asked me if I wanted to leave – I told him at the start of the summer I wanted a transfer but in the first training session I felt something different.

“It wasn’t just the Coach and his staff but the mood around the club and I knew right then the only thing on my mind was to stay.

“I have lost count of the number of Coaches I’ve had here, eleven or twelve…but Marcelino is different from the rest. He is intelligent and thorough, the players know exactly what our jobs are.

“Things are now going well and we’re all enjoying playing as our the fans, so the challenge now is to maintain that level.”

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