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Celades looks for answers

first_imgGoals concededA sangria Valencia is falling apart for the goals it fits. After a first part of the season quite acceptable, maintaining the defensive automatisms that inherited from Marcellin, since Christmas, the team is a strainer. From the Arab Super Cup, Valencia has only left the door to zero twice (Barcelona and Celta) as well as against the two Second B teams (Logroñés and Cultural). The other seven games, Valencia have conceded two or more goals in all matches. Two against Granada and Atlético; three against Real Madrid, Getafe and Real Sociedad; and four against Mallorca and Atalanta. Celades knows that this is impossible. Since Garay was injured, the average number of goals conceded is still more triggered: 14 goals conceded in five games (2.8 average goals received per game). With 25 games played, Valencia has received 37 goals in the league. Only Betis (40) and two of the last three, Mallorca (42) and Espanyol (44) have more goals against this point. In addition, comparing the data with last year, Marcelino’s Valencia conceded last year 35 goals in the 38 games played, the second least thrashed team in the category matched with Getafe and only behind Atlético. To this day, and with still 13 games to play, Valencia de Celades has already conceded two more goals than in the previous campaign. The coach and the staff know that they correct this aspect or the chances of entering the Champions League next year are almost nonexistent. The lesionsThe other reason for the bad streak that crosses the black and white set. For several weeks now, Celades knows that it is no accident. And still find no answers. In fact, the technician has already recognized in a couple of press conferences that they have assessed several issues to gauge the origin of so much muscle injury. A lot of the players have fallen this season with muscle breaks. This together with accidental injuries (Piccini, Carlos Soler, Rodrigo or Garay) show a bleak picture in this regard. In Anoeta, without going any further, Valencia showed up for a direct duel without six starters (Garay, Paulista, Gayà, Coquelin, Rodrigo and Maxi Gómez, the latter by penalty), too many conditions for the team to perform at a good level . Celades has even valued changing the training methodology to avoid more injuries. For the match against Betis, the coach hopes to recover some of them.Two facesIt also seeks Celades answers to the difference between the level that Valencia brings out outside the home with the one it exhibits in Mestalla. While at home, the team has found a good level of intensity and play against high-level rivals, such as Barcelona and Atletico, far from Mestalla the image is unfortunate. Many of the most ridiculous games of recent years have been away from home and in recent weeks (Mallorca, Getafe, Milan and San Sebastian). In addition, Valencia is leaving all its chances of success, in all competitions, away from home: Real Madrid, in the Super Cup; Granada, in the Copa del Rey; Mallorca, Getafe and Real Sociedad, in Liga; and Atalanta, in Champions. Valencia needs to radically change this dynamic because it also has seven games left to play outside (Alavés, Real Madrid, Eibar, Villarreal, Granada, Leganés and Sevilla) and six at home.CostumesOne of the first virtues that was praised to Celades was that it was done with the reins of the locker room in a short time despite the fact that when it arrived, the group was more than united to Marcelino and publicly manifested itself against the departure of the Asturian coach. However, in the last weeks it seems that this communion, with the bad results, is in question. The statements of the president, Anil Murthy, calling him “official coach” also did not help. The flat profile in the press conferences adopted by Celades has raised certain doubts. At the end of the season you will see how far.last_img read more