Valencia coach Bordalas satisfied with Sevilla draw; responds to Maxi overweight rumours

Valencia coach Jose Bordalas was left satisfied with their 1-1 draw against Sevilla last night.

Sevilla took an early lead via a Mouctar Diakhaby own goal before Goncalo Guedes struck before halftime. Jose Gaya was sent off for the hosts in the final minutes.

Bordalas said: “I think everyone sees games in a different way. I am proud of the work by the team. We wanted the victory but it wasn’t to be. If we had been successful with our chances, we could have won, as we had plenty. We failed to find the mid-range shots, because they have a good goalkeeper who had a few doubts -or so it seemed to us.

“On a good move by Yunus, his final pass to Guedes was not good. It was a difficult game, but I’ll take away the work done by the players. Their effort was very good. I’m not happy with the result, as we would have liked to have given the fans a victory, but the team worked well and we’ll take that away.”

Bordalas left Maxi Gomez out of the squad amid claims the striker is a kilo overweight.

The coach continued: “Internal issues will never be made public. I have been told that this news has come out and it is not like that at all. He may be upset about not being called up, but I decide as coach and I know the reasons why he hasn’t been called up. They are tactical decisions only.

“There are things that I do not want to make public. These are the coach’s decisions. The issue of weight is important, like many other issues. I do not know why this news has come out or who has leaked it. I imagine that they did so with the aim of damaging the team. It is a subject that we only know about internally. I will not reveal the reasons. They were talking about a kilogram. That is the margin that the players have to work with? They would be left out for being a kilo overweight? The news is fake.”

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