Marcelino hints at prioritising Copa

Valencia Coach Marcelino Garcia Toral has hinted his side may focus on the Copa del Rey ahead of La Liga in coming weeks.

Los Che advanced into the competition’s last four after a penalty shootout victory over Alaves on Wednesday and he believes his side can go on to win the Copa.

“The next few weeks will be very important for the Copa, but not quite as much for La Liga,” Marcelino is quoted as saying by Marca.

“We must give our all to both tournaments with the squad that we have at our disposal, especially as we do not have European football.

“I don’t have any preferences (for Copa semi-final opponents), the other teams remaining in the competition are all very strong and all are in good form.

“I find it hard to watch penalty shootouts, I’m not a fan of them at all but I am glad we won of course.”

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