MADRID, Jan. 22 (Royals Blue) –
Valencia’s coach, José Bordalás, insisted that his team “urgently needs help” to be able to compete in LaLiga Santander with teams from mid-table upwards, after falling (3-2) to Atlético de Madrid.
“It’s a tough day, it’s a shame since we had a magnificent first half. We went into the break with a 0-2, we controlled quite well, until the team hit it, because we have players who played their third game after Sunday and Wednesday,” he said at a press conference at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The ‘che’ coach explained that he was forced to make changes and that he lacked skill at the end, in Atlético’s comeback with two goals in added time. “We have been forced to make changes, it is clear that the boys who enter try to help but they lack experience, they still have a long way to go to compete in this type of game,” he said.
“The team backed down due to Atlético’s push and because the forces were diminishing. If you compare Atleti’s squad with ours, Atleti’s changes can be headlines, and that has given them freshness, we have been the opposite”, he added, before insisting again on the need for signings.
“We had the game under control and we lacked skill in the final moments, and it’s not the first time it’s happened to us. It’s clear, the team urgently needs help, and since the summer, and if it doesn’t come, we’ll have a hard time” , he added.
Bordalás explained that he does not receive an explanation for the lack of reinforcements, but he hopes that they will arrive. “I don’t know, it’s the 22nd and there are few dates left, I don’t know which players, but let’s hope they arrive according to Valencia’s level. Players have to arrive who improve us, if not, it doesn’t make any sense,” he said.
“That they are working on it, is what the club transmits to me. Valencia is a historic, a great team and if you compare the squads there is a huge difference, when we have faced the teams from the middle table above, we many things are missing. When I hear about Europe, you have to keep your feet on the ground,” he concluded.