The weeks of three matches are over and the balance for Valencia is not positive. In a season in which everything has been flowers, deserved, Valencia has come out a grain in the weeks loaded with matches, those that multiply if one plays in Europe. Several times have been the occasions in which the team of Marcelino has faced this challenge and has never achieved the treble of victories, not even in the gusts of victories, has managed not to feel the effect of the game during the week.
The thing started in the first week in which they had to rotate. That was the Levante who stole a point in the middle of a positive run almost unblemished. On the second occasion that there was a game between the week, with the Christmas holidays in the background, the team choked on the thing. Defeats against Eibar and three days after another defeat against Villarreal. On the next positive streak, another game on the week endured the party. The thing began with victory against Real Sociedad and ended with three points against Betis, but in the game on weekdays it was not over the tie against Athletic. Finally, in the last full week, a point of nine possible. Very hard. Defeats against Barcelona and Getafe and draw against Celta.
With a cup, the big bump
These results were further complicated in the weeks in which the matches were Cup. There the Valencia went into a swoop and the first and painful loss to Las Palmas, joined the three in a row against Atletico, Real Madrid and Barcelona, in addition to the defeats against Barça Cup and the match that fell in Mendizorroza, although it happened in the penalty shootout.
The fact is that the team of Marcelino, when the weeks have been extended this season, has not given the size, has been too weak and that is a clear warning for what may happen next season in which the Champions and the Copa will demand games on weekdays with more assiduity.