Valencia CFTOWith the French in the field, those of Marcellin neither lose nor fit
COn Coquelin, Valencia closes. And in what way. The return of the French midfielder, once overcome his serious injury in the Achilles tendon, has been a revulsive for the team of Marcelino who began with doubts the course. It is true that the Mestalla are far from the numbers that are assumed in August, but with the Gaul in the field do not lose.
Coquelin has returned the balance to a Valencia that with his low and that of Kondogbia suffer in midfield. With a Parejo that is not at its best, the space between the midfielder and the back had become a focus of problems for Valencia and a bargain for the rival. With Coquelin that space has been closed. The results are there.
Coquelin has participated in five games this season (two as a starter), Valencia is no longer that he has not lost any of those matches is that he has not received any on the field. To zero left his goalkeeper against Villarreal, Real Sociedad and Manchester United and in the ties to one against Celta and Bara, the whole black and white set when Coquelin was not on the field.
The French midfielder, in addition, has shown great versatility on the field. In the game at Old Trafford, which marked its debut in European competition with Valencia, Coquelin acted on the right wing. The ex-Arsenal, in a game in the home of a rival who can take the initiative of the game, helped Piccini with the Rushford and Shaw attacks and also planned in attack.
Marcelino has never hidden the importance that Coquelin has in his scheme. "We had a problem in this start of competition, when we do not have Kondogbia or Coquelin we are less powerful in midfield, without the most defensive midfielder we have had problems, they are two very important players, which will give us more consistency". explained the Spaniard after the clash of Old Trafford.
After a start of an early complex, Valencia seems to have recovered its solvency. The results do not finish arriving, but the line is ascending. After the parn arrive key clashes. Coquelin is ready. * l