Sevilla vs Valencia CF

Mar, 31 / 16:15 Matchday 29

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
March, 14 2018

Valencia CF have “grown” in defence in the second half of the LaLiga season

In their nine games so far, their opponents have taken fewer shots and corners compared to at the start of LaLiga

Day by day, Valencia CF look to maintain the highest standards in training, with the aim of improving in both attack and defence. In recent games, they’ve seen the fruits of that work, “closing the door” at the back. Against Sevilla FC (0-2) and Real Betis (2-0), Neto was able to benefit from the group effort, keeping a clean sheet.

It’s the second time that they’ve been able to keep two consecutive clean sheets, as it previously happened in matchday 11 against CD Leganés (3-0) and matchday 12 against RCD Espanyol (0-2). And it’s no coincidence. Comparing the first nine games in LaLiga this season to the first nine in this second half, Valencia CF are allowing their opponents fewer shots (112 compared to 124 at the start of the season) and they’ve conceded fewer corners (49, when compared to 65 at the beginning of the campaign).

The team is committed to continuous improvement, competitive and well-placed in the LaLiga top four, and the squad and coaching staff know there is still room to get better.

Currently, Marcelino’s team are fourth in terms of fewest goals conceded (30) in LaLiga. After the first 28 games of the season, they have only boasted better figures twice in the last ten years – in 2014-15 (23 goals conceded) and 2009-10 (with 29). Valencia CF will keep working to improve on those numbers.