VCF - Cel


Valencia CF vs Celtic

Feb, 21 / 18:55 Matchday 8

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
February, 10 2018

Mestalla must be transformed into a fortress once more

Eight league games remain at home and they are set to be key as Marcelino’s men hunt for Champions League qualification

With all of the squad’s focus now placed on returning to the Champions League next season, the dressing room know that it is absolutely vital that they make the most of the remaining LaLiga fixtures that they have at Mestalla between now and the end of the campaign. The next comes in the form of the local Valencia derby, with Levante UD paying them a visit on Sunday (20:45CET).

After fighting until the very end in their unsuccessful Copa del Rey semi-final tie versus FC Barcelona, the team have turned their attentions to the upcoming derby. With both teams fighting for their own very different aims in terms of their aims in the league, Valencia CF have to make the very most of the eight remaining contests that will be played on their own pitch. The players know that the support of the fans will be key, as they can help them through any moments where things aren’t going to plan.

Levante UD, Real Sociedad, Real Betis, Deportivo Alaves, RCD Espanyol, Getafe CF, SD Eibar and Deportivo La Coruna are the opponents that still need to visit Mestalla in LaLiga. Previously, Marcelino’s men had managed to go unbeaten from the start of the league campaign until December 23rd, with this record needing to be replicated once again to give Valencia CF the boost they need. Although things have been tough of late, the team are set on turning Mestalla into a fortress once more.

The derby on Sunday is a chance to bounce back after defeats to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, with three points the first step towards moving towards consolidating their place in third in LaLiga.