Pellegrino confident Valencia can compete with Real Madrid, Barcelona

New Valencia manager Mauricio Pellegrino feels the club is capable of competing with Real Madrid and Barcelona. The former Liverpool defender has big ambitions for Los Che.

New Valencia manager Mauricio Pellegrino feels the club is capable of competing with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The former Liverpool defender has big ambitions for Los Che.

He told AS: "That Real Madrid and Barcelona have a different budget is a reality, it is something obvious and objective, but if football is anything it is irrational. This is why we are so passionate about it.

"Not all teams are made from a base of money and we are going to compete with Real Madrid and Barca."

"I am very happy to be here. It excited me when I arrived. I remembered the moments I lived here as a player, but now is a new era. We are happy and I am sure that with our work we can form an important team."

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