Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia Well beaten at Valdebebas
Javi Gracia didn’t hide his honesty when discussing Valencia’s drab performance in their 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid on Sunday.
The visitors to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano fell behind to a Karim Benzema goal in the 12th minute and didn’t really recover.
“When you have a game like we did today, it’s because of many different circumstances,” Valencia boss Gracia said at full time.
“Part of it is down to the superiority of our opponent, who didn’t need to be at their best, and part of it is also down to us because we weren’t at the level we should’ve been.
“We had a few intentions at the start of the game – being more aggressive and pressing in the opposing half.
“But with us losing the ball [so much], we spent the whole time defending in our own box and not being able to string two passes together.
“In the second half, given the superiority they felt and our little threat in the opposing box, I think it was too easy for them. The coach has the full responsibility for everything.”