Match rating. “It is true that when you have a defeat and the coach of the losing team congratulates the players for the effort and the game, it sounds a bit strange. Let’s not forget that Atlético has 17 victories and one defeat in the League. It is one of those teams that, when you face them, you say, how can we get our hands on them? The team has competed from you to you at a very good level. The quality they have can reverse the game for you. But I think it was a very close and contested match. We believed in getting at least one point but it was not possible. They have organization, talent, and belief.
Have Atlético’s goals been too much of a punishment? “Atlético, in addition to the quality they have at the top, is a team with a magnificent organization. Only 13 goals conceded. He has organization, talent and belief. Any mistake you can make they take advantage of it. In the play of 1-2 we lose control in a fairly frank action. And in that fast attack action he gives the ball to a player. Ours defending the shot well with three players. Maybe we didn’t have to go three on the ball, in solidarity to help. We deserved at least to tie the game. We were very competitive. But in front of us we had one of the greats ”.
Extra effort. “This week we face a clean week (without matches during the week) and both forwards (Soldado and Luis Suárez) have fallen. Jorge has played a great game. We have done effort management engineering, if that concept exists, because Domingos has played with a broken bone in his hand. Eteki has risked more than was advised and he and Montoro have had to change them. Gonalons and Yangel shouldn’t have played. Hopefully those minutes do not have a negative toll. Quina has debuted. To continue adding experience. But I have it very clear. The team will give everything they have, they will give their maximum until they give us.
How will they get to the next game? “I don’t know how we will get to that rest game. We will compete as today and as always. Those who go out will defend this shield with the honor and claw and belief that we have always done. I hope the details are in our favor. It’s anyone’s guess. We do not know how we will recover. I can only thank my players for the tremendous effort they are making.
Soldier and Luis Suárez: “I don’t know if they will arrive. The medical service will inform you. I’m not very optimistic ”.
More from Napoli. “We too will bite and we have talent. We will solve this difference in budget, tradition and prestige with belief and motivation. It’s Europe, it’s round of 32 and that’s why very few teams are where this Granada has arrived ”.
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