Diego Martínez: ‘What the team is doing is outrageous’

Granada coach Diego Martínez said after Sunday’s victory against Elche (2-1) that what his team is doing “is outrageous”, after this past Thursday they also qualified for the round of 16 of the Europa League by eliminating Italian Naples.

“It will be impossible for me to put into words the praise for my team. What you have done today is tremendously important under the circumstances. These players deserve all the confidence and all the positivity. What the team is doing is outrageous, ”the Granada coach stressed in a telematic press conference.

Martínez, whose team faced the crash with nine casualties, also assured that “it is very difficult to scratch points” in the League and argued that in the match against Elche, Granada did “the most difficult thing”, which was to score 1-0, “In an equal first part.”

He added that in the second they were able to get up and “go for the game exhausting and taking oil from where there was none, because the fatigue was evident and palpable.

The rojiblanco coach highlighted “all the emotions that this team transmits”, including also “the very emotion of the ‘shit'” that they have “on the bench in the last minutes” when they see players like Roberto Soldado or Jesús Vallejo play normal circumstances would not have played.

Diego Martínez highlighted the contribution of Fede Vico in the second half and clarified that they ended up in numerical inferiority when making Venezuelan Yangel Herrera leave the field, when he had already made the five changes, because “he was very overloaded and could not run anymore.”