The first phase of the Valencia Club de Fútbol season has not been far from brilliant. A promising start, a crisis of defeats and some rough duels in which the victories have not finished arriving. Assuming that the great start was a mirage, but that the defeat crisis was overcome, Bordalás turned the team around after the debacle at Villamarín (4-1). Since then there was only one goal in mind: not to lose.
The team stopped looking so much for the rival above, waited for him with a backward defense and thus won the Villarreal, a meritorious draw was achieved against the Athletic from Madrid and another before Real society. By showing such insufficient arguments to achieve victories with assiduityLittle by little the che were ‘leaving the cave’ and after the draw against Rayo, on Sunday in Balaídos they struck the table with the victory. Thus, after adding four losses and three draws Before the aforementioned debacle in Seville, the che They have now accumulated five games without losing with two wins and three draws.
The data is significant for two reasons. First because since 2019, curiously on the same dates, Valencia he did not add five days of domestic competition without being defeated. Second, and derived from the first reason, because Bordalás little by little is putting an end to a dangerous trend that had settled in Valencia the habit of losing. To say that the dressing room, the past coaches, or the club itself had become used to being defeated would not be true, because if something has had -especially the wardrobe- it is always the will to add the three points when the team has had the worst time.
Nevertheless, the defeats in the capital of Turia have come too repeatedly in recent years and what was previously a drama for all levels of the club, ended up becoming a routine element in some phases of the last few months (last year the team added 10 wins, 13 draws …And 15 losses). Bordalás is trying to get his people to get used to not losing, and for this reason it is evident that it can be called that in recent weeks his team has played more not to lose than to win. Nevertheless, That confidence that draws have given him served in Balaídos to turn the light around. Accustomed to not losing, now it is necessary to get used to winning.