Because less players equal more space to pass and move

Valencia: No Regrets.

It may be early days in La Liga but having secured three wins on the bounce – two of which came on the road – Valencia sit atop their domestic division two points clear of Sevilla and Real Madrid.

Despite the £60,000,000.00 paid to the banks to avoid a wind up of the team in June, money provided by the sale of their star players David Villa and, to a lesser extent, David Silva, Unai Emery’s Valencia have come out on top of their game.

Valencia president Manuel Llorente has declared that he has no regrets over the sale of star striker David Villa to rivals Barcelona and rubbished suggestions that he should have waited until after the World Cup to sellEl Guaje. This wholly necessary decision has enabled Valencia to continue on to the top of the Primera Liga, a position cemented for now by their 2-1 win over Hércules at the weekend. Goals from Juan Manual Mata and Pablo Hernández made sure of the three points, despite going down to ten men after David Navarro got a second yellow card for handling inside the area.