According to the "Marca" news, a Valencian player told the "Marca" reporter in a private meeting that Valencia's goal this season is to get 42 points and strive to complete relegation in La Liga.
In addition, the player also told reporters that Gracia did not resign because he could not pay the 3 million penalty.
The player said: "The club refused to spend money, did not buy it alone, and let away a group of capable players. Although there are indeed a considerable number of powerful players, considering the overall atmosphere of the dressing room, It’s impossible to enter the European competition this season. Last season we were still fighting in the Champions League knockout rounds, and now our goal has become relegation. This is not a joke. The team’s first goal now is to play in La Liga. Get 42 points."
"The club asked Gracia to bring the team into the European war while fully cultivating young people. Gracia felt that this was impossible. He wanted to leave. Gracia did not resign because of the 3 million euros worth of liquidated damages in the contract. He couldn't afford it, so he had to choose to back down and stay with the team to continue fighting."
What is certain is that this player is not Kondobia who was in conflict with Chairman Murphy before, because since then the player also said that the Kondobia incident further affected the locker room.