Gattuso delighted as Valencia thump Real Betis

Valencia coach Rino Gattuso was delighted with their 3-0 defeat of Real Betis.

André Almeida, Hugo Guillamón and Patrick Kluivert struck for Los Che.

Gattuso later said: “I congratulated the team and that’s it. We’ve had many good performances. We put in a good performance from the first few minutes until the 95th minute. The team have been on the right path for three games now.

“We played wide and then we played narrow. With 11 against 11, we also made the breaking runs very well and ran into spaces.

“Today, we got our shots away from the outside of the box 4-5 times. I think we did well. It wasn’t easy because, although Betis were missing important players, they are always a dangerous team.

“In the first half, they had several counterattacks, but we played well with a great mentality. I look at this team and it’s a spirited team. We haven’t been through a positive few weeks because when you don’t win it’s normal, but when I said that the team are alive it’s the truth. I’m not talking for the sake of talking, I’m speaking the truth.

“I know the work I’m doing. It’s important for the team to be calm. I don’t have any weight on my shoulders. There is no pressure on me.

“I live with pressure. I don’t know how to live without pressure. I look at the stats. You can talk about everything, but I know very well the work we are doing. At the end of the season, we’ll talk about everyone.”