Valencia's forward Alvaro Negredo gestures during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN
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Valencia coach Nuno Espirito Santo has left former Spanish international Alvaro Negredo out of his squad for the Champions League visit of Belgian champions Gent Tuesday as a fallout between the two escalated.Negredo, who played a vital role in getting Valencia back into the group stages for the first time in three years with his goal in a 4-3 aggregate win over Monaco in the playoffs, was also left out of the squad for Saturday's 3-0 win over Malaga.The former Manchester City striker claimed in an interview with Madrid sports daily Marca last week that the poor return from all of Valencia's forwards this season may be because the coaching staff are asking them to play too far away from goal.
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