Neville ‘desperate’ for first La Liga win

Valencia coach Gary Neville admits his side are “desperately seeking a victory” as they prepare to face Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

The former Manchester United defender was put in charge of Los Che boss in December, but has failed to win any of his first seven games in charge of the first team.

That form has left the six-time Spanish champions 11th in the standings and only six points clear of the relegation zone, giving rise to concern from Neville.

“We’re desperately seeking a victory,” he said at a press conference.

“The match against Las Palmas was good in many ways. I analysed the game and was happy with what I saw.

“We deserved to win at Las Palmas, either by 2-1 or 3-1. We’ll be put under pressure at Riazor, but hopefully we overcome it.

“You have to be clinical in attack, strong defensively and focused in order to win away from home in La Liga.

“I can understand (the fans’ frustrations) until we get the results we need, but I’m very optimistic.”