Next Match: at home to Real Madrid, December 22
Europe: UEFA Europa League (Round of 32)
Valencia caretaker coach Nico Estevez has explained that the squad are feeling down as a result of their current position in the Primera Division, but insisted the players are keen to improve. Estevez, the coach of the club's B team, has been drafted in to look after the first team until the club can find a long-term replacement to Miroslav Djukic, who was relieved of his duties on Monday, the day after the team lost 3-0 at Atletico Madrid. "The team are feeling low and upset, no player likes to be in a situation like this," he told reporters. But he added: "In the last few days the team have worked with a lot of enthusiasm and each player is ready to do anything we tell them. It's an important time for the squad and we are going to try and pull together in the right direction. We have to get ourselves out of this situation."