Valencia coach calls for improvement

Emery admits that they can not manage to keep up with Barcelona and Real Madrid in the league, but he is keen to finish ahead of Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.

“We are happy with the win, but there is still room for improvement in various aspects of our game,” Emery told AS. “I believe the victory over Hercules was just.

“We know that we cannot catch up to the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. But we are on a level playing field with Villarreal and matches against them will be decided by the small details.

“In the first-half, we did ot have a clear advantage over our opponents, but did dominate the match. We improved in the second-half, but could have done better.”