Gary Neville confident Valencia will end La Liga winless run soon

Gary Neville manager of Valencia CF
Image: Gary Neville is yet to win a league game with Valencia

Gary Neville is convinced his first La Liga win with Valencia is not far away, despite seeing his winless run extend to seven matches on Sunday.

Alvaro Negredo scored an injury-time goal to help Neville's side earn a 1-1 draw against Deportivo La Coruna.

Valencia have not won in the league since November 7 and their chances of finishing in the Champions League places appear slim, with 16 points to make up on fourth-placed Villarreal.

But Neville said: "The wins will come. The fans want victories and I am desperate to give them to them.

"The least they demand is that the players fight to the end. I am not happy with today's result; a draw can never please a manager of Valencia. What I am is proud of the fact that we fought until the end."

It looked as though Valencia would be heading for defeat until Negredo's late goal earned them a share of the spoils at the Riazor.

"I can't ask for more from the players in terms of effort and desire," said Neville.

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Head coach Gary Neville of Valencia CF reacts during the La Liga match between SD Eibar and Valencia CF
Image: Neville (middle) is happy with the effort and desire of his players

"I've spoken with them and, while we aren't going to celebrate what happened today, you can play badly and make bad passes.

"But we have come back four of five times in the final minutes. That is one of the most difficult things to achieve in football and I am proud that they continue fighting.

"I would have been very disappointed if we hadn't taken a point today. If we manage to have more patience, we will score more of those goals."

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