Pellegrino laments costly mistakes made at Levante

The Argentine was critical of his team for their mistakes and their failure to make the most of their opportunities in their derby loss to their regional rivals

Valencia coach Mauricio Pellegrino has lamented his sides' errors in their derby defeat against Levante on Sunday in La Liga.

Los Che went down 1-0 to the Granotes thanks to Obafemi Martins's solitary strike and Pellegrino believes that had his side taken their chances, they might have come away with more.

“I think that the first half belonged to us, but we did not convert our chances and they took advantage of theirs,” Pellegrino told the press after the game.

“After the goal, the game was played as Levante wanted it and we made mistakes. My team failed to break through the difficulties encountered.

“What happened is that we made a mistake as we had in the [2-0 loss to] Mallorca and it cost us dearly."
The defeat was Valencia's third of the season and leaves them in a lowly 14th place in the Primera Division.