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The tears of Gabriel Paulista after the debacle against Getafe have traveled Spain and the whole world in a image that defines the feeling of the wardrobe che: overcome by the situation. With the decline to only 5 points and a demanding duel against Villarreal de Alcácer, Gerard Moreno and company next Friday, the che face a season finale in lands unknown to most of them, a season finale in which they will fight not to be relegated, a season finale that jInternational players such as Maxi Gómez, Jasper Cillessen or José Luís Gayà they never imagined.

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And maybe that's one of the greater risks of the current squad che, that while they are sinking, their rivals are gradually becoming stronger despite being in a worse situation. The tears of a sunken Gabriel with a Valencia in 14th place, five points from relegation contrast with the statements of Pacheta, Huesca coach, despite the fact that his team is last, two of the permanence “We have been two minutes in points of permanence we are already close”, said the technician visibly optimistic.

“This situation is fucked up and that a club like Valencia fights not to be relegated”


Gabriel Paulista in tears with Valencia 14th

And it is that Valencia has a squad that is not used to dealing with relegation pressure. The Gabriel, Guedes, Gameiro, Cillessen, Diakhaby and company have lived a career in which have fought for titles and qualifications to the Champions League so this battle for permanence and the pressure that comes with it is totally new to them. Meanwhile, it would be unfair to require Guillamón, Yunus, Correia and Ferro, young people who recently landed in the world of professional football, to have experience in situations such as those experienced by the club.

“We have been two minutes in points of permanence we are already there, blowing”


Pacheta, coach of a Huesca Colista two away from permanence.

There is only a small stronghold of players who have experienced a similar situation on occasion to which one lives in the capital of Turia and it has only been in one season, never as a continuous struggle. Gayà, Soler, Jaume and Lato in Valencia itself in 2016, who in fact already rescued the club at that time; Piccini (2014) in Livorno, although at the moment it does not count for Gracia; Maxi Gomez (2019) at Celta, but has not scored 7 games; Olive in Cagliari (2017), although he has played just over 50 minutes as che; Wass in Évian (2014); Y Jason in Levante, who is one of the players with the fewest minutes in the squad.