Valencia’s got Mour problems
Barca star Vidal warns Spurs they won’t hold back
place already assured, but finishing the group with a win in front of our own fans is the only way to go into the next round with a good taste in the mouth.
“So, against Tottenham, you can be certain we won’t change our pattern of play. Nobody will be relaxed or
MESSING IT UP: Barca’s superstar scores again Spurs in the 4-2 victoryTHE ART OF SCORING Barca’s Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal after the latter’s goal in 5-1 thrashing of RealMadrid JOSE MOURINHO heads to Valencia this week with the Spanish side in even more turmoil than Manchester United.Valencia – considered Spain’s ‘fourth team’ behind Barcelona and the two Madrid sides – had won just three of their 14 La Liga games before yesterday’s clash with Seville and are languishing in the bottom half of the Spanish league.Their poor start, mirrored by Mourinho’s United in the Premier League, has left coach Marcelino Garcia Toral under pressure – and he has been clashing with his leading players too.Tension bubbled over between Toral and star striker Goncalo Guedes – yet to score since he signed from Paris SaintGermain in the summer– in the recent 2-0 defeat at Real Madrid.Toral had called Guedes to the touchline less than half an hour into the game at the Bernabeu.Cameras caught Toral telling Guedes, “there have been 27 minutes, and you have not yet done anything”.The striker was seen to react angrily, as they continued their spat.With more shades of events at Manchester United, another of Toral’s strikers, this time Santiago Mina, has added to the unease by attacking the team for lacking spirit and commitment.Mina said: “We are playing without personality, without any depth to our play.”He added: “Everything is missing and we must learn from this quickly.“We know we are not doing the right things.“We have been discussing this and trying to rectify it.“But it is not going to be an easy process.”
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