Diego Alves admits Valencia’s season hasn’t turned out as well as they wanted
Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves has admitted the season hasn’t gone as he would have liked.
The 28-year-old was speaking to VCF Play about the 2013/14 campaign and conceded it was a difficult season.
Inside Spanish Football quoted the Brazilian, he said: “The season hasn’t turned out as well as we’d all wanted.
“I think it’s been a very different season compared to others, mainly because of what’s been going on around the club and the indecision about who was going to be the new owner.
“Out on the pitch, I also don’t think we’ve found a way to improve enough throughout the season.
“There have been times we were good, others we were bad and in such a difficult season in La Liga, if you’re inconsistent, doing good and bad, then you don’t reach your objectives.”
One of the most disappointing aspects for Valencia was losing in the Europa League semi-final to league rivals Sevilla.
Had Los Che made the final in Turin then the season may have been viewed differently.
Diego Alves concluded: “We were enthusiastic about the Europa League, with the aim of getting to the final, to celebrate reaching a final and to win a trophy, but we didn’t achieve that and for that reason, I can’t see the balance of the season as being positive.”