West Ham travelled to Stoke on Sunday for the final game of the season looking to secure a win and their place in the top six.
Instead it proved to be a disaster for them as they were beaten 2-1 by the Potters, slipping down to seventh in the table in a result that may seem them missing out on European football.
They did not go down without a fight though; creating numerous chances and were arguably unfortunate not to win the game.
And Valencia says for them, it was difficult to understand how they did not win the game.
“It was a very tough result to take for us, because in the first half it was all about West Ham, then they managed to score two goals out of nothing,” he told whufc.com.
“It is difficult to understand how we didn’t win the game because we had three chances cleared off the line and were so close to getting the second goal.”
Despite the last day disappointment, West Ham can still look back on this season as a successful one.
They have challenged at the top half of the table for the majority of the campaign, in what has been a very impressive first year in charge for Slaven Bilic.
They can look back with a lot of pride, and similarly now look to a bright future at the Olympic Stadium.