Nuno Espirito Santo is Valencia's real hero

While Paco Alcacer’s strength has been praised and Nicolas Otamendi’s heroics noted, the Valencia man we ought to commend is Nuno Espirito Santo, writes Mina Rzouki

Undefeated. Second in the League with 17 points from seven games, Valencia are flying. Having only conceded four goals and blessed with a powerful style of play that opponents simply cannot understand how to stifle, we are looking at genuine contenders for the title.

With Jorge Mendes’ dark shadow looming above the club and Peter Lim’s suspicious arrival analysed, few could fathom Valencia’s choice of Coach. The reins of one of the most prestigious clubs in the country were being handed to a man with little experience and hardly any stature.

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