Los Che coach believes they can turn around their recent form after suffering a humiliating loss against Real Zaragoza at the Mestalla.
Following their emphatic 0-3 win against Athletic Bilbao at the San Memes, Valencia slumped to defeat against the struggling Real Zaragoza.
The Mestalla faithful were resigned to see their side lose against Los Manos after taking an early lead with the help of Pablo Hernandez. Zaragoza equalized with Apono hitting the back of the net after Dealbert conceded an easy penalty.
Los Che continued to dominate the proceedings with a man advantage but were helpless as Apono scored his second of the night. Lafita rounded Adil Rami to lay off the ball for the 28-year-old central midfielder, who fired the ball into the back of the
Unai Emery was in an upbeat mood after suffering their second defeat in three matches, and believes they will come good in their remaining matches.
The 40-year-old tactician asked the fans to believe in the ability of their team and admitted that they have every reason to be angry.
"Valencia at Mestalla are solid in parts but the reality is that the team are not winning," Emery conceded in his post-game press conference.”
"But we must not lose perspective; we believe it will come in time. I'm saying that by the end of the season the handkerchiefs that have been taken out, will be back in their pockets.”
"I believe in this team and there are solutions to our problems. This defeat hurts but now we must get back up."
Reflecting on the match, Emery remarked that it was an easy game, where they should have made their dominance count but failed to do so as the full-time whistle was blown.
The former Real Sociedad player likened the defeat to that faced against Mallorca and attributed it to their inability to hit the back of the net with more efficiency.
With Spanish top flight football campaign entering its final stretch, defeat against Los Manos can dent Valencia’s chances of securing automatic qualification in the UEFA Champions League.
The Valencian side currently stand in third place with Malaga and Levante in close proximity.