Gabriel Paulista: “Defensive mistakes hurt us, we have to be more focused”
The center-back scored the goal that put his teams ahead, but then a chain of errors arrived that allowed Barcelona to come back.
He scored his fourth goal of the season to put Valencia ahead but the team fell apart, again due to very serious defensive errors. The first, a child penalty from Lato and the second with the same player trying to recover and leaving behind with one less. Paulista regretted the failures. “I am happy to score another goal and help my team in such a difficult situation. Barça are a great team. We have to be much more focused defensively not to receive goals of this type. We are trying to improve concentration and be well positioned. Their second goal made us go down a bit. “
Paulista is convinced that Valencia will end the season with a better face. “We have to try to finish the season with another aspect. There are very important games ahead. In the first half we defended well and we played well. But defensive mistakes penalize us. We have struggled and now we have to get something good out of this game. There are good teams in the league, but we have to do our job and finish the season with good feelings. “