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Coach of the Pamplona side is delighted with his team’s home triumph over the former Spanish champions

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar believes that his team deservedly won against Valencia in the Primera Division on Sunday evening.

The Pamplona based side registered a narrow 1-0 victory over its more illustrious rivals at home and climbed out of the relegation zone, making their coach a pleased man.

“It is clear that we compete when we have our back against the wall,” said Mendilibar, according to “We have to see if we can learn to compete and win when we are calmer. Today [Sunday] we had a bit of luck that we have not had in other times.

“In the second-half we were convinced that we could not lose the game and we did not go crazy after the goal. With all the great players that Valencia have, we did a good job in containing them. The result was fair.”

Osasuna is currently 16th in the table and are just a point above the drop zone. Just four more rounds of matches remain in the Spanish championship this season.

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