Valencia – Eibar: to the last drop
Eibar need a victory in a Mestalla with the public to rush their options to stay alive
PI wish it had been this Valencia – Eibar a life or death duel -understand, salvation or descent- between the two teams, although it will finally be the set Basque the only one who jumps to the Mestalla lawn with emergencies and connected to the radio to know what does the rest of those involved do. The gunsmiths wore a dangerous drift throughout the second lap which finally condemned them to the red lantern of classification. The Valencia, who had not started with a ball since the last League break, resorted to the wild card of Voro to achieve the victory that left him on the shore. The rest was taken care of by the calendar. After losing to Sevilla on Wednesday, the Valencia achieved mathematical salvation on Thursday thanks to Villarreal’s victory in Valladolid. So, one less thing in a painful campaign marked by the reduction of the cost of staff and the threat of resignation of Javi Gracia in October and then being fired in May.
For him Eibar is win or die. There is no other because is obliged to add the three points this afternoon at Mestalla to risk its continuity in Primera a a letter on the last day. The gunsmiths face the most important game of the last six years. With the three point save away, the men of Mendilibar must win today at Valencia and wait for their direct rivals to puncture to keep the permanence options intact.
The pressure is there. But for a team that just two weeks ago I was almost evicted (seven points from clearing the category), reach the penultimate day with possibilities to be saved is a prize. And wants it make the most of it. He does not think of the option of descending today and yes in get off the descent if the afternoon is as intended.
The draw against Betis kept him alive and today he wants to make that point good by winning and putting pressure on the teams in front. Those of Mendilibar believe and have a whole people behind with them.
The Zaldibar technician announced changes in Valencia because there was not enough time to recover. But there will be few modifications. Nobody wants to miss the final of Mestalla and although the forces are scarce, the head helps. Oliveira, Cote, Atienza and Enrich they could be the only players to leave the eleven to leave their place to Bigas, Kevin, Recio and Muto.