Granada coach Diego Martínez said on the eve of receiving Real Madrid on Monday that his team has to make “a perfect match” in order to win the LaLiga Santander leader, something that involves “having maximum success, zero errors and full concentration. “
Martínez commented this Sunday in a telematic press conference that Granada, who is fighting for a European position, “has earned the right” to “be the protagonist” of one of the matches that “everyone is pending” and that it is “a worldwide focus”.
“We dream of being able to win on Monday, for that you have to make a perfect match and that is our motivation. It is one of those matches in which success and efficiency are very important, you must have maximum success, zero errors and full concentration” he stressed.
The Galician coach wanted them to be able to show their “best version” before a Real Madrid team in the middle of the fight for the league title and acknowledged that, after playing the rojiblancos on Friday in San Sebastián (2-3), they are concerned that “those who leave are in full condition. “
“The team is ready and it is a pride for all of us to be in this situation. We are going to compete from the enjoyment and we are going to enjoy the game from the commitment and competitiveness, which is what has brought us here,” he said.
It is also clear that they cannot invest “not even a second” in thinking about “the numbers” of Real Madrid, with “eight consecutive victories and six goals to zero”, nor in analyzing their “staff or budget”, but they have to ” focus “their attention on themselves” as a team. “
Granada will face the shock with the “same approach” whether the French Karim Benzema plays or not and always appealing to “concentration”, because “if you get confused with these people you are screwed”.
“Real Madrid has players of a stratospheric level, any player who plays has that stratospheric level, and therein lies our challenge,” he added.
The Granada coach would like the two teams to have all their footballers “healthy and available” and to be able to count on the presence of the fans at Nuevo Los Cármenes to “enjoy this moment”.
However, he indicated that they feel the Atletico fans “very close” and that they have to “push everyone” because “this Granada always leaves its soul in every game.”
“We believe in our inner strength and a week with three exciting games awaits us,” added Diego Martínez, who admitted that they arrive “very fair” at this championship final, although “the motivation and the power to share this moment” must give them “a lot of strength”.
He also stressed that “the mental factor is always decisive in games and is what makes the difference in all sports, especially football and even more so after confinement.”
In this sense, he highlighted among the highlights after the break due to the coronavirus “the difficulty of the teams to maintain attention throughout the match.”