LA LIGA | VALENCIA | PACO ALCÁCER
"Valencia want to renew my contract and so do I"
Spain international striker says he is happy to be providing assists but when he doesn't score, "I go home angry."
Paco Alcácer spoke to reporters ahead of Valencia's short trip to Villarreal this weekend.
Negredo availability: "I'll treat it in the same was I always have. I have gone three games without scoring and I can't get obsessed by it. Negredo is a teammate and if he plays I have to support him. We are a team and we have to think about Valencia first."
Villarreal derby: "Any player who hasn't played in this derby will have played in others. We have to see it as just another game."
Contract: "Both parties have the same desire. I am concentrating on playing. Valencia want to [renew Alcácer's deal] and so do I and my family. But there is no rush and I am very clear in my mind."
Gesture after Elche subbing: "When a forward doesn't score he goes home angry. I am very demanding of myself and the chances I had I wasn't able to put away. But the most important thing is that the team wins. That's what happened on Saturday when I was taken off. It wasn't any kind of gesture to the manager."
Having more to prove as a youth product: "If that was the case maybe I wouldn't even be in the team now. Goals are a question of streaks."
Away matches: "You go out differently for every game. In Mestalla the fans give an extra boost and away from home it's a cooler reception but we have to get used to that and pick up more points."
Four assists: "The team comes first. And if there another player in a better position than me to score I'm going to pass. I think everybody would do the same."
Title chances: "Villarreal and any side that picks up wins will be up there. But we are just concerned with ourselves."
Parejo injury: "Dani is our captain and a key player. He is angry and upset because an injury right now is difficult to take."
º"It's been a long time since I've seen it so even. But we have to worry about getting the spark back that we had at the start of the league."