Now then, Juan, Small Talks hears that you were doubly disappointed after Manchester United won at Mestalla. Not only had Valencia lost, but you missed out on a chance to get Ryan Giggs's shirt … Yes, that's true. I've liked him a lot since I was little. I think he's one of the best wingers I have ever seen. It was a real shame that he couldn't play in the first leg. Hopefully he'll play against us at Old Trafford. Let's see if I can get his shirt off him this time round.
You supported Real Oviedo. But does this mean you also supported Man United as a kid? No. But I liked Giggs. I watched a lot of English football. United, Chelsea … I remember liking Arsenal with Dennis Bergkamp. That was a great team. I have played at Old Trafford before in a pre-season friendly and it's a wonderful stadium. It'll be even better on a European night I'm sure. I'm looking forward to it. I'd love to win there.
Valencia dominated the first game but lost. Their goal was a big team's goal. They might not have created a lot of chances but when they did they killed us. I was really struck by that. We were playing well: we were as good as they were and felt satisfied to have matched a team like Manchester United – and then they scored. That's experience: as a club, they know how to play the competition. They felt comfortable playing that role, they have the experience to know that even if the other team is playing well they can resist, defend, protect themselves, and wait for their chance. Then on a counter-attack: bang!
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