"It has been a special day for me. I have again enjoyed playing the game. I felt very good. I have worked hard thinking that here I was going to have the chance to play and I have felt very good," said Albelda.
"No longer do I feel like the captain of Valencia because there are other players in my position and now I must think about another football life.
"I know my situation means I may lose my place in the Spain squad. It's a situation I've been put in by Valencia management."