Marcelino concern at Valencia defending

Marcelino has expressed concern over his Valencia side’s defending after conceding five goals in three games, admitting ‘it is not good enough’.

Los Che followed up their 2-0 defeat at Espanyol with Sunday’s 2-2 derby draw against Levante, leaving them without a win in their opening three matches.

“To concede five goals in our first three games is not good enough, it does not match our standards,” Marcelino is cited as saying by Marca.

“If we carry on in this fashion, we will need to score a minimum of three goals in a game to win the match so it is obvious this is a massive task.

“We have not been good enough when we do not have the ball, we are too vulnerable to the opposition so we must work hard on this.

“We must make our team solid, hard to beat and not concede as many chances.”

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