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Valencia Coach Unai Emery Defends Decision To Omit David Villa & David Silva Against Tenerife

Neither were mentally or physically prepared for the game...

Valencia coach Unai Emery has defended his decision to omit David Silva and David Villa from the squad, claiming they were not mentally or physically fit for their 1-0 win over Tenerife at the Mestalla.

Los Che ran out eventual winners thanks to Alexis's injury time goal to condemn Tenerife to relegation from the Primera Liga and had to do so without their two best players, with Emery insisting those picked were better prepared to play than Silva or Villa.

The decision to omit the two stars from the matchday squad on the final day of the season will no doubt intensify speculation regarding imminent departures of the key duo.

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