Primera Week 17 - 21 Dec 2012 (19.00 UK)
Valencia 4 - 2 Getafe
Estadio Mestalla

Luis Garcia thought it was a ‘strange and entertaining game’, whilst Ernesto Valverde has asked his side to be stronger defensively.

Alvaro Vazquez and Alexis Ruano scored for the Azulones, but three first half strikes and one late on from Nelson Valdez gave Los Che a 4-2 win at Mestalla.

The 40-year-old Coach however admitted it was an 'entertaining' encounter.

“We have seen a very strange game here,” he told a Press conference. “But it was entertaining for the viewers.

“The match was dictated by the two goals we conceded inside the first seven minutes.

“But after that we showed tremendous professionalism and tried to get back in the game – it looked for a while like we could even get a draw.

“In truth though, it could have been any score – 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. Every time someone scored, the other team could have got up the other end and got one themselves.”

Valverde meanwhile was pleased with his team’s attacking qualities, but wants his men to be better defensively.

 “I did not expect a game with so many chances,” he told a Press conference. “So far, most of my games have been tight affairs.

“I am pleased that we created chances. But what I want is to create chances and to be tight at the back.

“Both teams worked hard, but you could see in the second half that both sides were tiring.”

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