Wass: The joker and… giver of life advice?

Daniel Wass rarely seems to crack a smile during games, even when he scores. Fans typically see him riled up and energised. But who knew he had jokes in him? Batzine discovered the Denmark international’s funny side after a short chat with him. He gave us the lowdown on his teammates – we could not verify if he truly makes them laugh.

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We wanted to do it for Eriksen: Daniel Wass on Denmark’s Euro exploits

On June 13 last year, the football world stood still. A hushed silence fell over Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium at what was supposed to be a joyous opening game for Denmark at the delayed Euro 2020. Instead, Daniel Wass saw his teammate Christian Eriksen collapse after suffering a cardiac arrest in the 1st half.

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No matter who’s beside Paulista in defence, he will adapt

From Ezequiel Garay and Mouctar Diakhaby, to Hugo Guillamon and Omar Alderete, Gabriel Paulista has a long list of defensive partners in his 4 years at Valencia. He’s fine with it. When people think about successful modern-day centre-back pairings, a few come to mind: Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic […]

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I can play in any position – even in goal, says utility man Wass

One moment Daniel Wass is repelling attacks as a right-back; the next, he charges up and becomes a right winger who bombs down the flanks. After a series of late substitutions, he finishes the match in midfield beside Carlos Soler or Uros Racic. If you ask Valencia fans what the Dane’s natural position is, you […]

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Bordalas’ intense training? Hugo Duro says it’s “normal”

Hugo Duro can feel Jose Bordalas’ gaze on him as he is put through the paces by the boss. Each touch, each dribble and each shot is analysed with a fine-tooth comb. The forward is made to sweat from the moment training begins. But it’s all good. He is used to it, having endured many […]

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Call him Hu-goal: Duro wants to become Valencia’s goal machine

Hugo Duro cannot stop talking about scoring goals. He dreams of it. He lives it. Beneath his boyish grin, the on-loan Valencia striker is dead serious about finding the net at every opportunity. He has already bagged 1 apiece against LaLiga frontrunners Real Madrid and Sevilla this season – both goals came in his first […]

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Bat-men forever: 6 Academy players who have pledged their futures to Valencia

Homegrown players have long been the backbone of successful Valencia teams, from former defensive lynchpin Voro to current captain Jose Gaya. Today, there is a sharper focus on tying down young talent early after the promising Ferran Torres left for around 25 million euros last summer following failed contract negotiations.

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