Villarreal players back Valverde

BARCELONA - Players from Villarreal trust coach Ernesto Valverde to turn things around for the club which is placed bottom of La Liga, midfielder Santi Cazorla said on Tuesday.

"We are in last place because of lots of different circumstances and we have to pin down what it is we are doing wrong so that it doesn't happen again in our next match," the Spain international told a news conference.

"We have confidence in the coach and we want him to stay on for the whole season. He is working well and we can't be thinking that if we lose to Malaga (on Sunday) he might not be our coach anymore."