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Valencia stopper Marius Stankevicius insists players will be ready for next match, despite threat of league suspension.

Valencia defender Marius Stankevicius maintains that if the league matches on January 2 are suspended, then the players will immediately switch their focus to the Copa del Rey meeting with Villarreal.

Los Che are due to face Espanyol at the Mestalla on Sunday evening, but the continued court dispute between the AFE and the LFP has plunged the fixture into doubt.

The Lithuanian told the media today that if the match is indeed postponed, then the team will be ready for their crunch second leg against the Yellow Submarines at El Madrigal.

He stated: “If we cannot play, the team will be prepared for the Copa del Rey. We always think about the next game, rather than when or who we will play against, but it can lead to losing concentration.

“So, if there is no league match, Valencia will think of the second leg, and try to knock out Villarreal.”

The on-loan Sampdoria stopper hopes that the match with the Blanc i Blau will go ahead, however, adding: “They are a team of hungry young players and are led by a strong coach that works very well tactically. It is a big game for us, and we will think about how we will have to develop our game against them.”

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