“To this, I have stayed to this”, Gayà said to a colleague making a gesture with two fingers of his hand. It is true, that’s how it was, the victory was Gayà a hair away in the last gasp of the match against Real Sociedad. His, or rather, Carlos Soler’s free-kick, because Gayà failed to finish it off, was the ninth goal attempt by the black and white, who two minutes earlier had had another clear chance from Maxi Gómez.
“We had it with Maxi Gómez and in another that I did not arrive by little,” Gayà himself pointed out after the meeting. Valencia finished 9 times on goal (three between sticks), while Real Sociedad, despite having 62.2% possession, only eight. “We have helped each other and thus we are very difficult for the rival,” he emphasized Omar Alderete.
The Valencia dressing room coincided in a reading of the point added in San Sebastián: “Emotionally it is very good for us, we needed to leave a clean sheet.” Or as Gayà emphasized: “This is the way.” Bordalás has given his players answers after the seven days in which the team did not achieve victory and in two of the last three games they have left their clean sheet, a step to cut the bleeding of goals conceded (20).
Cillessen left a clean sheet for the fifth time so far in the league. The Dutchman, everything is said, was once again key, like the day of Villarreal, with an excellent save from Isak’s shot in the first half. “Leaving here with a clean sheet is to be happy, but we were able to win in the end and you also leave annoyed by that.”
The goalkeeper gave one of the keys to the resurgence of Valencia, which has added five of the last nine points in play against coconuts of the tournament. “We are training a lot to be more solid at the back.” The 4-5-1 that Bordalás has raised in the last three games has given him results in the form of points and this translates into a mental recovery of the team, which gradually in each game has been raising the pressure line a few meters.
#Bordalás #convinces #costumes