Upd. at 23:17 “We went back to the original decision because we decided among the coaching staff by drawing out how we could play – it definitely wasn’t the fans [who changed my mind].” However, Neville did admit regret at the eventual decision they reached: “From my point of view, maybe sticking with the original decision might have been right.” 06/03/2016 Gary Neville explained that the delay in bringing Alvaro Negredo on after Aderlan Santos was sent off in Valencia’s defeat to Atletico Madrid was due to a discussion between the coaching staff over what would be best way to find a way back into the game. Sam Marsden With Atletico leading 2-1, Negredo was stripped down and ready to be introduced when Santos was dismissed. Speaking in his press conference after the game, the English coach said he wasn’t sure whether to stick with his initial substitution or to bring defender Aymen Abdennour on. “I then said to Abdennour, ‘get changed you’re coming on’. The coaching staff called me back, said let’s gamble, go with three at the back. We decided to gamble and we changed our mind again. CET “I didn’t know Santos had been sent off initially, Alvaro’s already coming on, then [Alvaro] told me Santos was coming off, sent off,” Neville said. In the end he decided to take what he described as a ‘gamble’ and move to a back three, insisting that he was not swayed by the crowd’s vociferous attempt to persuade him to bring on Negredo. After Negredo came on, Yannick Carrasco scored Atletico’s third goal to seal the three points for Diego Simeone’s side.