Valencia's Mateu Alemany says Celtic opponents in crisis

By Connor Gordon

January 11, 2019

Celtic’s future opponents Valencia are in an ‘obvious crisis’ according to their Sporting Director.

Mateu Alemany addressed the media on Thursday amidst poor domestic results.

Los Murciélagos are 12th in La Liga, five points ahead of the relegation spot.

Things are getting worse with the director’s decision to end Michy Batshuayi’s loan from Chelsea.

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Both teams aren’t in the best positions at the moment.

Celtic are still reeling from a shock defeat to Rangers while Valencia experienced two consecutive defeats to Alaves and Sporting Gijon.

Valencia are going through a tough period of results following two defeats. (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

However, Celtic are rebuilding in the transfer market and are still top of the Scottish Premiership.

While Valencia are losing their best player much to the fans’ dismay and the team are in disarray.

Alemany told journalists: “The results are bad and there is an obvious crisis of results that worries us, but we all work together.”

Some fans are even calling for manager Marcelino’s head but Alemany backs the gaffer.

Mateu Alemany backs Marcelino but his future is on a shoogly peg. (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Alemany said: “We have a great coach, a great team and we have an obligation to get results.

“If that were not the case, we would have already made changes.”

Celtic must be careful of a revitalised Valencia

Should things go wrong in the next game against Valladolid, the manager could lose his job.

That would mean a new gaffer being sought which could revitalise the players and create a positive atmosphere.

Let’s not forget, the Spaniards are still littered with talent which can cause Celtic a lot of damage.

Goncalo Guedes’ massive transfer fee should show Celtic that Valencia will not mess about. (Photo by Carlos Sanchez Martinez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Bats have spent £36 million on Goncalo Guedes in the summer, showing their financial power.

The Bhoys can take confidence of Valencia’s bad form but that is only temporary.

Rodgers and co will hope it lasts a little longer going into February’s Europa League fixture.

What is for sure is Celtic are going about this fixture better than Valencia are.