Since the last national team break ended back in March, Valencia does not lift its head. The che arrived at the last interruption of selections accumulating a streak of three wins and one drawwhich put them back squarely in the fight for European seats. The locker room who believed in his possibilities and was knowing that Villarreal would leave points along the way in his dream of the Champions League -exactly what has happened-, but at the moment it has been the team itself that has not seized that opportunity.
And it is that the poor baggage against Cádiz, Rayo (two draws) and Osasuna (defeat), they leave Valencia to seven points from the coveted seventh place and with the only way to risk it all to a letter: the Cup final. It is true that with how busy the year has been in the Turia capital, that one more season the different polemics They have splashed the team, playing for a title and the European options for a single game is not something that is, far from it, negative. But that was not the locker room plan.
The footballers had hope of reaching this decisive week with ‘two’ finals. One the logic the King’s Cup next Saturday, the one they already had insured. The other, against Villarreal on Tuesday, in which it could have been a key match for Europe if Valencia had won against rivals with inferior quality in the squad. But it has not been like that, between different injuries, rotations thinking about the Cup and that frankly Valencia has displayed a rather poor game, Bordalás’s only have to risk everything for the Cup “and that is not what we wanted” as José Gayà himself said last night. It is not what they wanted, but as they say in the Turia capital, it is what it is.