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BATE Borisov's Viktor Goncharenko respects Valencia

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BATE Borisov coach Viktor Goncharenko respects Valencia and claims that he has inside knowledge about the team.

BATE Borisov coach Viktor Goncharenko has said that he respects Valencia ahead of the two sides' Champions League clash on Tuesday.

The Belarusian champions will host Los Che in their third Group F game, having won both their matches so far.

Meanwhile Valencia have won one, but Goncharenko is aware of the threat the Spanish club pose.

"Valencia's approach may differ from last year, but they are a club who do not need further introduction," he said. "They have a quality squad and regularly finish third behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.

"We are not short of any information about them because our physio, Daniel Saez Irrure, comes from Valencia, while [fitness coach] Jose Pastor Verchili was born nearby.

"They have told us everything that we need to know, giving us detailed information about their strengths and weaknesses."

The other game in Group F on Tuesday is between Lille and Bayern Munich in France.

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