Valencia CF29 April 2024

Hugo Duro: "We're going to fight until the end"

The Valencia CF striker looks back on the defeat against FC Barcelona


Valencia CF forward Hugo Duro assessed the defeat against FC Barcelona on Matchday 33 in LaLiga

The game

“We had a spectacular first half, both offensively and defensively. The sending-off was a real blow. It is Mamardashvili's first mistake in the entire season so there is not much to say about it. This action in this match hindered us a lot, and the team fought hard. We have to think about the next game now.”

Dangerous chances

“We had Peter Federico's one that went wide, mine that I rushed the finish of, Diego's chance that came after 70 minutes without stopping running and after a 60-meter sprint. In these matches, you have to be very effective. On a defensive level, besides the set pieces, we were in there. The chances you have you have to put in and that bit of effectiveness we lacked ended up penalising us.”

Dead ball situations

“The only thing you can criticise today is defending from set pieces, which is what makes us go home feeling bad, because the effort, our work without the ball at a defensive level, is worthy of praise.”

Controversial actions

“They are two clear actions, for better or worse, Araújo told me that he got the ball, but I didn't see it. If he touches the ball then it is not a penalty. Then, with the other one, Fermín is in front of the goalkeeper and it is offside. I remember a goal that was disallowed against Atlético de Madrid at the Bernabéu. On that occasion, Lunin didn't get there either and it was disallowed. I have not seen them and if that is the case, I do not agree.”

The fans

“There is no need to ask the fans to be there for us because they have been showing it all year. Today they were there once again, despite the change of day and it being Monday, and them having work tomorrow, also with the rain. We are going to give everything as always and the fans are going to be up to the task as always."

The calendar

“Let no one have any doubt that until the numbers are decided, the team will continue -for better or worse. We are going to fight until the end and the team and the fans must be excited because it has been a very good year and we all deserve it.”

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