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Marcelino in stunning Batshuayi attack: Not to Valencia nor Primera standards

Valencia coach Marcelino launched a furious attack on Michy Batshuayi after their Copa del Rey defeat to Sporting Gijon.

Marcelino blasted the on-loan Chelsea striker in an amazing personal attack.

"I think we have to bring players in for up front. It is clear that patience in some cases has already run out. In the first minute we could have put ourselves ahead. It's the clearest chance I've seen in six months of competition and we did not even shoot at the goal, this is not like a player from the Primera nor Valencia," the coach fumed in reference to Batshuayi, who was hauled off at halftime.

He added that "I do not make the changes to point to anyone. I make the changes depending on the performance I see. Of the effort, of the intention, of what I see. I try to be fair and from there I modify."

Interestingly, on-loan Derby striker Nick Blackman featured for victors Sporting Gijon.

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