The Valencia had marked this day in red as a symbol of the new normal in the club. With renewed illusions, an exciting coach on the bench, several new faces and above all, the return of the hobby to Mestalla. However, except for the presence of Bordalás in the band, everything the rest It is gone diluting throughout the summer.
Alderete He is the only signing that Valencia can boast. In fact, the team is pinned down. The injury of some headlines, like Cillessen or Racic, they have not helped either that Bordalás eleven is the ideal to start LaLiga in nine days, against Getafe. You just have to look at the midfield to see that this Valencia there is no where to hold him unless they arrive reinforcement with urgent character.
Neither does the hobby he will be able to return to the Mestalla en masse. The fifth wave has meant that in the Valencian Community they can only attend a maximum 3,000 people to massive events. In a 48,000-seat stadium, the aspect will be empty although at least some color will have the stands as it happened in the last league game against him Eibar.
As it is, the duel against Milan will do little more than Bordalás keep greasing your team, at least what it has. After joining Gayà and Maxi, the eleven at least it will be something recognizable. And if no one else arrives from here to the 13th, it will be quite similar to the league debut.
The morbid will put it Daniel Wass. The Dane wants to go to Olympique de Marseille but at the moment the clubs do not agree and he continues for Paterna. Yesterday he did not train, the official version for annoyances. But there is Wass case. With only one workout on his legs and with his departure on the horizon, it would be strange for Bordalás to give him minutes.
With all that, Bordalás, as in all preseason, will have to return to pull homegrown players. With Jesus Vazquez Y Fran perez on the pole position, the rest will have to earn a place in the call for next Friday. There will be room for them, that’s for sure.
Opposite will be the Milan by Stefano Pioli. The great aabsence is Zlatan Ibrahimovic that continues to work on the sidelines to reach 100% at the beginning of the season. Bennacer, with Covid, and Kjaer, just landed after playing the Eurocup, either they will be in Mestalla.
Another attraction of the afternoon-night will be the post game. The club has announced that there will be a Bordalás press conference for the first time since it was presented. A year ago, Gracia broke out in a similar conference because they didn’t sign players for her. The Alicante is in a similar situation. We’ll see if he decides to split or temper bagpipes.
File and possible eleven headlines
Valencia: Mamardashvili; Correia, Paulista, Alderete, Gayà; Jason, Guillamón, Diakhaby; Cheryshev; Guedes and Maxi Gómez.
Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Pobega; Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Krunic; Leao.