Valencia have handed coach Marcelino a vote of confidence after the 1-1 draw with Sevilla.
Following the result against Pablo Machin’s side at the weekend, majority shareholder Peter Lim opted to hold a meeting with board members on Monday to discuss the club’s direction.
They discussed various matters, including the club’s position in the La Liga table and their Champions League exit.
Despite white hankerchiefs being branded at full time against Sevilla and the notion that Marcelino should be axed; Lim and board members opted to trust in him over the winter period.
A point gained for Los Che against Sevilla
Rewind to last season, this game would have been a top of the table clash but given the home side’s drastic form – Sevilla were deemed as huge favourites.
And, they proved their dominance when Pablo Sarabia, in superb form, opened the scoring just before the hour mark.
The impressive Spaniard took full advantage after Wissam Ben Yedder’s shot took a deflection and the ball fell at his feet – he coolly tapped home his fifth goal of the season.
Valencia did compete with Pablo Machin’s side and in truth, looked better in certain parts of the game and the attempted to keep knocking on the door in the final 30 minutes of the game.
Sevilla did have the best chances to go 2-0 ahead though as Argentine midfielder Ever Banega hit the woodwork, before Andre Silva did exactly the same as his team-mate.
Machin’s side would be made to pay for their misses as Mousa Diakhaby was able to rescue a point for an ecstatic Mestalla stadium.
Those cheers quickly turned sour though as Valencia fans whistled their team at the end of the game, having drawn their ninth game of the season.
‘Normal’ for Peter Lim doubts, says Marcelino
“I understand that Peter Lim has doubts, we all have doubts and when you do not win, that happens.
“The solution is to win, and the owner will be the one who makes the final decisions.”