Valencia are reaping the benefits of a strong approach from top to bottom, as the club continued their impressive start to the season following a comfortable win over Sevilla this weekend. Marcelino was appointed in the summer in favour of Quique Setien. This was a move that left many in surprise, as Setien had saved the club from relegation towards the end of last season. After having been struggling near the drop zone at the start of the 2016-17 season, Valencia are now just a couple of points behind Barcelona in the 2017-18 season.
This vast transformation has come about as a result of the club undergoing vast changes are an off the field. Apart from the stability provided by former Real Mallorca president Mateu Alemany, who has been appointed as the general director, the club are also reaping benefits of the older players being shifted in favour of new and young players. Valencia are now the youngest squad in the division and they have been playing with a lot of hunger.
Marcelino has also transformed this team on the pitch with more focus on counter-attacking football. The club are also extremely good to watch and they have made the fewest number of long balls so far in the division. Apart from being a top team going forward, Valencia have also been extremely focused on winning the ball back as soon as possible. The club have been good at breaking down the opposition. It is not a surprise that Valencia are in the top two places of the La Liga in this early part of the campaign.