Ex Gunner Gabriel Happier at Valencia
Former Arsenal centre half Gabriel says he feels far more content with life at Valencia, since joining the club from North London in August, where he spent two and a half years.
Gabriel has adjusted well to life at Valencia, where the club are experiencing a renaissance. They play a top of the table clash against Barcelona on Sunday.
Gabriel told Sky Sports, “I feel very happy here, not just because I've been playing, but because of everything. Because I've been playing, my family is happy, the friends I have here. Everything is different here.
“Sometimes I play alongside [Jeison] Murillo, sometimes with [Ezequiel] Garay and sometimes it's Garay and Murillo. It's not because someone is injured, it's to rotate and give each player a chance.
"We're fit and we're all doing well. It's not a case of me being above Murillo or Murillo being above Garay, no, we're equal. There are no differences between us here."
The Brazilian says confidence is high ahead of the match with La Liga leaders Barcelona, “Things are going well. We don't want to say that we're going to fight for the title.
"Ahead of games we often speak among ourselves and say, "We can do it. We've got a great team. We have huge ability, we're young and we can improve every day.
"I think we can be in the fight if we keep this up and play well. I think we can battle it out towards the top of the table."