Llorente tribute to Valencia midfielder Albelda

Valencia president Manuel Llorente has paid tribute to midfielder David Albelda.

Valencia president Manuel Llorente has paid tribute to midfielder David Albelda.

Albelda was outstanding in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Barcelona and Llorente said: "Albelda is a noble player, a club man, someone who can tell David Villa to come down to defend, and with the moral authority he brings having been with Valencia since he was 15.

"As a team we need leaders, people who feel the club, and he is one of them."