Deportivo La Coruna coach Joaquin Caparros has revealed his despair at the loss of Juan Carlos Valeron for the rest of the season.

Valeron¬†will miss the rest of the season after suffering a ligament injury late on in Depor’s 2-2 draw with Real Mallorca on Sunday.

Valeron will now undergo surgery and will be out of action for six months – thus ending his slim hopes of representing Spain at this summer’s cup finals.

“That is the worst news for us but we will try to stay positive,” said Caparros.

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