Valencia CF midfielder Sofiane Feghouli celebrated 100 La Liga games last weekend, when he participated in the derby against Levante UD. The Algerian is keen to add many more appearances to his tally –as he told the media on Wednesday:
"I’m will still be here next year. I feel very happy and I see myself staying in Valencia for the long term,” he said in the press conference, in which he was presented with a commemorative shirt celebrating his century of games. Feghouli has played in 91 La Liga matches for Valencia CF, plus 9 on loan at UD Almería.
"This is my fourth season here. I am very happy to reach this milestone of games played and want to take part in many more. I want to give everything to this club that I love so much.”
"I have some really good memories from my time here so far. I have played in the Champions League and competed against the best teams in La Liga. The game against Bayern Munich has definitely been the best for me personally so far, because I scored a goal and we got through to the next stage,” he said.
Asked about the current season, Feghouli explained that things had not gone as expected: "It is difficult for Valencia CF to be in this spot, although we should also take the Europa League semifinal into account. We deserved to go to the final, but it wasn’t to be.”
Despite the game against Celta Vigo this weekend not having anything at stake, Feghouli wants the team to go out on a high at Mestalla. "We are going to go for the win, for all of our fans,” he promised.
Finally, the Algerian winger spoke about his hopes for the World Cup in Brazil, where he hopes he can take his country out of the group stages.
"The aim is to go through to the Last 16 with a young team. We have players of great potential, but we lack experience. We are going to try to perform at a high level for the opening three games and represent our country with dignity,” he concluded.