Following no player attended the pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge valencia may face disciplinary action from UEFA.
The players refused to attend the press conference in the aftermath of last week’s sacking of supervisor Marcelino, who led them into Copa del Rey success and secured Champions League qualification last season.
Day new boss Albert Celades took press conference duties alone on Monday, however he insisted that regardless of what the emotions are within the camp is going to be motivated to beat Chelsea.
He explained:”Obviously it is not an perfect situation but it’s the players’ choice, actually. I don’t have much more to say about that. There isn’t anything that I can do about it.
“I speak to the players daily. They took this decision but there’s always dialogue. The response I’ve had has been very good and I am sure it’ll continue to improve.
“The spirit is extremely good. [Tuesday] is the beginning of the golf competition in Europe and that is ample motivation for the players.
“They want to play, taste the atmosphere and be in the starting XI. No one wants to miss out and this, for me, is the most crucial thing.”
Their competitions beat Wolves 5-2 on Saturday and, ironically, Valencia were conquered by the identical scoreline at Celades’ first game in charge against Barcelona at the weekend.
His side face a tough test against Frank Lampard’s side on Tuesday, and the Spaniard has been complimentary of the Premier League side before this game.
He added:”They’re a terrific side with some great players.
“It will be a major challenge but a interesting person also. We’re sure they could cause us a lot of issues.
“We’re going to prepare for the match in the best way possible and attempt to get a result.”