Valencia coach Gary Neville keen to build on first win

Barakaldo v Valencia coach Gary Neville

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Valencia coach Gary Neville is refusing to get too carried away after securing his first win since taking charge of the club against Barakaldo on Wednesday.

The Englishman saw his side win 2-0 at the Mestalla Stadium to wrap up a 5-1 aggregate success over the third-tier outfit in the former defender’s third game in charge of the club.

The 40-year-old’s first two games at the helm ended in a 2-0 home defeat to Lyon in the Champions League and a 1-1 away draw at Eibar in La Liga, and he admitted that he was delighted to secure his first victory.

He said: “I’m happy with the result. As a coach you always think in what things you can improve and what you did do well.”

The former Manchester United player knows there is still a lot of work to do at Los Che, but he is convinced there is enough talent within the squad to have a successful campaign.

He added: “There were some things we could have done better tonight and some things we did well. In the second half, we improved a lot in playing out from the back. The talent is there, the ability is there, it’s just making sure we do it consistently.”

Valencia are currently eighth in the league standings, seven points off the top four positions, but they will be hoping to bridge that gap when they take on Getafe on Saturday.

Los Che are the 1.70 favourites to win the match, Fran Escriba’s side are on offer at 5.50 and draw is 3.60.

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