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Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves: “We do not have defensive weaknesses”

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Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves insists Los Che are “self-critical” and “do not have defensive weaknesses.”

Miroslav Đukić’ side, who beat Swansea City 1-0 on Thursday, have had an inconsistent start to the season.

They have qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League, but sit 11th in La Liga.

Alves maintains every game is analysed to eradicate errors. He also believes the defence, which has kept six clean sheets this term, is not weak.

“After every game we are analyse our performances, after games we watch the videos,” he told reporters, as reported by Football Espana.

“We try to correct things as it is important to be self-critical. We have to train and work to improve and we know how we want to get out of this situation. Everyone wants to get out of this situation. Currently we have to try to take the positives and move ahead.

“Are we weak in defence? Everyone has their opinion. It is in the same way that we create attacking chances, so do the other teams.

“We do not have defensive weaknesses, we are not weak at the back.”

After three seasons with Atlético Mineiro, Alves joined Almería in July 2007. Following their relegation in the 2010/11 campaign, he was signed by Valencia

The 28 year-old, capped seven times by Brazil, has made eleven appearances this season.


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