Dani Guiza Hoping Marchena Will Help Him Join Valencia

The Yellow Canaries striker is desperate to return to La Liga and he believes that the Mestalla might be the best place for him.

Dani Guiza had a miserable first season with Fenerbahce last term following his move from Real Mallorca and his personal off-field issues almost cost him a place in Spain’s Confederations Cup squad.

Coach Vicente del Bosque kept his faith in him, however, and the Turkish-based striker repaid the trust by scoring two crucial goals to beat South Africa 3-2 in the play-off game for third place.

But instead of his usual ‘archery’ celebrations after scoring, Guiza went straight to the Spanish bench and hugged Valencia captain Marchena after netting both goals. And there might be an explanation now as to why he did so.

“I would like to return to play in Spain as soon as possible,” he told EFE after the match, “and I am hoping that Marchena will lend me a hand and help me join Valencia,” he added.

The 28-year-old then went on to analyze La Furia Roja’s Confederations Cup campaign as well as his own contribution to the national set-up.

“In my opinion, we deserved more than third place. It wasn’t meant to be but we have experienced something that will be very valuable for next year’s World Cup. But until then, we must continue to work hard,” he emphasized.

“For me, the most important thing is that when I had the chance to play, I have done well and I will go home happy.

“I will not get upset with anybody for not playing more because it fills me with joy just to be here with the Seleccion. I only hope that I will continue to be called-up because of my goals.”

KS Leong, Goal.com

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