Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
Diciembre, 27 2017

Vlaovic: "This Valencia CF team is balanced and has clear ideas"

The former Valencia player praises the side's attacking football, desire to score goals and strong defence

Goran Vlaovic was one of the pioneers of Valencia CF’s sporting awakening. The Croatian international forward, who arrived in the summer of 1996 from Padova, was a Copa del Rey winner in June 1999 in a time when the Mestalla club was emerging from a two-decade trophy drought. Now, he remains very interested in all the goings-on at his former team, albeit from afar.

As 2017 comes to an end, he has evaluated the team’s season so far for valenciacf.com. “I’ve been following Valencia CF’s games closely this season and I’m glad that the results are quite a bit better than previous campaigns. I see a balanced team, with a clear idea of how it wants to play, with a strong defence that allows speedy and efficient counter-attacks. It’s a shame that we’ve suffered some losses at the end of the year, but in all of them we’ve battled to the end and we haven’t deserved to lose. You have to remember that the LaLiga season is long and every team has peaks and troughs. Despite that, I know that this Valencia CF isn’t going to fall away, and they will keep fighting for everything”.

For Goran Vlaovic, who played 107 games in a Valencia shirt from the summer of 1996 to the year 2000, scoring 28 goals and winning the Spanish SuperCup, it’s a pleasure to see the ambition that Marcelino García Toral’s team is showing. “I like the fact that this Valencia CF team scores a lot of goals and doesn’t stop, it keeps playing attacking football and always looks for another goal. That is something that I, and I imagine every Valencia fan, likes. I’m also glad that the coach has faith in young players of top quality who guarantee a bright future for the team”.

Regarding Valencia CF’s objectives, the ex-forward says that “I think this season, like every year in Spain, it will be difficult to challenge for the title. You have to remember that FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are there ahead of you, but I’m sure that they have the ability to secure a Champions League spot, which, honestly, would be a good result. The most important thing is that the fans believe in their team again and that they feel proud of the players. That bond between the squad and the fans is really important. I experienced it as a Valencia player. Together, anything is possible”.

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