The newly appointed coach says his side will try to win the game as they are not intimidated by any opponents.
have made an impressive start to the new campaign by collecting 10 points from their first four games of the season. Los Che, who are placed behind leaders Real Madrid on the La Liga table, will meet the Blancos in their next game on Sunday.
Ahead of the Mestalla showdown, Valencia’s newly appointed manager
insisted his side are not afraid of any opponents.
“We absolutely aren’t scared of anyone,”
he said in a press conference.
“I never have been. Respect, yes, obviously, not only for them (Real Madrid) but everyone.
“We don’t want to have fear because we do what we like most, it’s an incredible profession and with all the incredible fans
“We know what kind of team Madrid are, but we have confidence and we are prepared.”
Valencia finished 13th in La Liga last season as they struggled with injuries for most of the campaign. The Spanish side have displayed significant improvement in their first games of the new season, but many observers suggest these performances might not continue when they face stronger rivals.
“The boys look good, very excited.”
the 57-year-old manager said when asked about his team’s current form.
“We know the difficulties that they bring and it’s a maximum when you play Real Madrid, and they try to be the best, winning titles, but we have confidence, the team has prepared for the game and you have to trust the boys.
“I have no doubts that we are going to have a good game.”
After their match against the Blancos, Valencia will face Sevilla in their next league game on Wednesday.
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