Marcelino ‘worried’ by Valencia drought

Marcelino admits he is ‘worried’ by Valencia’s inability to score goals after their eighth draw of the season against Leganes.

Jose Luis Gaya’s late goal salvaged Valencia yet another point in La Liga on Saturday, and Marcelino made it clear his strikers had to do more as ‘we’re not able to convert our chances’ at present.

“It’s not that we’re not making chances. What we need is to do is finish off more of them,” the Coach said after the game.

“We’re not able to convert our chances and make the goalkeeper intervene. We’re worried in the sense that we’re not able to score goals at the moment.

“We have to try harder, win more duels and overcome defences better. The team dominate, but we must improve a lot in an attacking sense.

“Our forwards must find the point of initiative and decision; the spark they need. Our four strikers have only scored three goals and assisted virtually zero. 

“These are numbers that have to improve. We were absolutely dominant, but they defended very well.

“From a throw-in, we gave away a very avoidable penalty and everything turned against us. We then pulled one back and had two more chances to win the game.

“Seven draws [in La Liga] aren’t normal. That takes us away from the important positions in the table.”

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