Valencia CF vs Espanyol

Feb, 17 / 16:15 Matchday 24

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
July, 08 2018

Kondogbia act as cicerone to Diakhaby

They are two of the three new players of Valencia CF, even though "Kondo" was already at Marcelino’s command last season after being on a loan from FC Inter


After the outstanding season that makes Valencia CF return to the UEFA Champions League, the squad is coming back to work by passing the corresponding physical tests with a vision of continuing their improvement, as well as accelerating the adaptation of the new players: Mouctar Diakhaby and Uroš Račić.

This Sunday Kondogbia was the guide of Diakhaby, helping him with the language in order to understand all the messages. The two players never faced each other on the field, but "Moko" realized from the stands about the potential of his fellow compatriot, every time he played against Olympique Lyonnais in French "Ligue 1" being "Kondo" AS Monaco player. In that period, Diakhaby was playing in the youth squad looking forward to joining the first team, a dream fulfilled during the season2016/17.

Neto has faced Diakhaby in the latter's period with Juventus in the UEFA Champions League. Despite his 21 years of age, the defender signed by Valencia CF has experience in European competitions and in the top of them, the Champions League, played against the team settled in Turin during the two matches of the group stage. The current goalkeeper of the VCF did not play, but he noticed the qualities of the most recent addition, who was playing in the heart of the backline at Olympique de Lyon, both in a line of three and in a defense of four, acting as a left-handed center.