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Champions League: Why Valencia Players Snubbed Press Conference

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Valencia manager Albert Celades says the situation is not ideal after his players stayed away from the press conference for their Champions League clash at the home of Premier League giants.

The Spaniards travel to West London to face 2012 winners Chelsea in a Group H clash in the Champions League.

The Valencia players missed the Chelsea game as a form of protest against the sacking of their manager, Marcelino.

Valencia sacked Marcelino last week and that decision didn’t go down well with the players.

Marcelino led Valencia to the COPA Del Rey title in the last campaign in addition to Champions League qualification via a fourth-place finish at the end of last season’s Spanish La Liga outfit.

Albert Celades was appointed as the replacement for the sacked Marcelino and his first game in charge of Los Che was at Barcelona at the weekend.

Barcelona thrashed Valencia 5-2 in the Spanish La Liga week four clash at the Nou Camp.

Albert Celades didn’t start his managerial career at Valencia on a good note but he can correct that when he takes his team to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their opening Champions League clash in Group H.

Chelsea will take on Valencia in West London on Tuesday night.

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