Valencia vs Chelsea: Celades: I make the decisions, even if I don’t yell much
Valencia vs Chelsea Valencia players refused to attend press conference
The 43-year-old saw his side being defeated 5-2 against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Saturday in his debut as Los Che coach.
“Even if I don’t yell a lot, what counts is what’s done, and the decisions are made by me,” Celades told the press conference.
“They are mine, and the day I leave here I will leave with my decisions.
“I am not afraid, and I am very serene.
“When there is a change of coach, there is an adaptation process and you have to combine all that.
“But this is an exciting challenge, regardless of whether there are people who think that this is a problem and an unwanted situation.
“I am here to do a job for which I have been hired.
“I will make the decisions that I deem appropriate and I will continue making them until I leave.”
Valencia‘s squad refused to send a player to attend the press conference in protest of Marcelino‘s dismissal, a couple of days after deciding against speaking to the media after the game at Barcelona.
“It is not the ideal situation, but it is what it is,” Celades added.
“I have nothing more to say about the measure taken by the players.
“Tomorrow we play in the best competition in the world at club level and I’m sure there’s enough motivation for everyone to be thinking about the game and preparing for it in the best way.
“All players want to be in this competition; nobody wants to miss it and that’s the most important of all.”
Finally, Celades discussed the game at the Stamford Bridge, praising the quality of the Chelsea team.
“We see them as a great team, full of great individual [talent],” he noted.
“They’re a fantastic team and it’s an exciting challenge.
“They had used a same system until they changed it against Wolverhampton [Wanderers].
“We hope to be at the level of the competition and the opposition.”