VALENCIA | NEVILLE

"We'll talk about my contract in April. Now's not the time"

"I haven't spoken to the club about my contract. We originally said March but we need to focus on the next games", Gary Neville said in today's presser.

With his Valencia side safely through to the Last 16 of the Europa League after a convincing, 10-0 aggregate win over Rapid Vienna, Gary Neville is now hoping his side can make it three wins from three in the league in Sunday's meeting with Athletic Club.

Confidence restored after recent results: "Obviously we are going into the game with confidence, the confidence you get from winning matches, working hard in training and preparing ourselves well. A few weeks ago, I wasn't looking at the league table, nor am I looking at it now. I think we are in a good moment".

Feghouli in a central role: "Before Christmas, I spoke to Soso about playing him in midfield. I thought he'd do well there. Against Barcelona, he played part of the game there although I'd rather forget about that game. I can't say whether he will play tomorrow or not but on Thursday, I wanted to take a look at him to see how he got on and he did well".

You said that you would discuss your contract in March: "I haven't spoken to the club about my contract. We originally said March but March is almost upon us and we need to focus on the next games. Now's not the time. We'll leave it until April. I can assure you that there has been no discussions yet"

Pako Ayestarán: "With Pako, we have a stronger coaching team. The win against Espanyol gave us a lot of confidence. Pako does the tactical work that I was doing before. It's a lot more fluid now because there's no need for anyone to translate my words. Before Pako arrived, I would speak to two or three people who I have faith in and we all agreed that it's a good incorporation. I speak to him and we discuss the moves that we want the team to make but he carries out the job".

What do you think the fans think about you? "I hope that they think I am a sincere and hard-working person. I want them to think that I give my all every day. When I was younger, the only thing I wanted from my team was that the players would die for the club, feel the shirt... and that's what I want them to think when they think about me. After the 7-0 I felt that pain. Now we have won four games on the trot. It was the players and the fans whoc won the Espanyol game and they are the most important people at this club".