Dani Parejo claims he is ‘used to the Valencia fans whistling me’ after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Sevilla in La Liga.
Valencia slumped to their 11th draw of the season against Sevilla, which left them six points behind the Champions League places, but Parejo maintained ‘it’s more of a results issue than team performance’ for his misfiring side.
“We’ve played many matches better than we did last season, yet the results haven’t been the same,” the midfielder said after the game.
“I remember our game against Girona. We let them have one shot and lost, then there’s Leganes…
“I think it’s more of a results issue than team performance. Things just aren’t coming off this season.
“I’m used to the fans whistling me. I’ve experienced these moments before and it’s uncomfortable. It’s difficult for young players to play here with the whistles.
“The fans express what they feel and believe, so we must change the situation and go game by game, without long-term objectives.
“That should be our objective, without any conjecture. We’d be wasting our time if we took notice of it.
“We’ve won one game at home. The team have far more potential. We have to respect how the fans feel and try to change it.
“These are uncomfortable situations for players who have never experienced them so we have to be a team more than ever, but I have faith in my teammates.
“Valencia have the potential to be further up the table. As for my new contract there’s nothing new, although I’d like to retire at Valencia.
“I’ve received criticism, but I’m used to it. I have the support of my teammates and I’m happy here.”