Diego Martínez: “Europe is complicated for everyone, and more for us”

The coach of Pomegranate, Diego Martinez, described this Wednesday as “a great and new challenge” as well as “a moment to enjoy” the qualifying cross for the qualifying phase of the Europa League that they have to face on Thursday at home against Lokomotiv Tbilisi Georgian because “playing in Europe is difficult for everyone” and “even more” for his team.

“It is very special to be able to debut in Los Cármenes with this team in Europe. We are going to enjoy it because it is a moment to enjoy but also a challenge and a great and new challenge,” said Diego Este at the press conference prior to the crash.

The coach asked his team to “enjoy with maximum ambition and maximum humility” against an opponent who “is competitive” because “he has come from a very difficult tie (against Dinamo Moscow) and has” good wingers, he counterattacks well and counts with three or four players of a good technical level “.

“Playing in Europe is complicated for everyone, and more for us, but we trust the team, we believe in what we are doing,” added Diego, who believes that “patience and determination” will be key in the match.

“From hunger and humility, the team is sure to achieve its best version, and from there we hope it has succeeded,” added Diego, who sees his team “prepared for all kinds of games.”

“These players have shown in the last two years that they give their best every time they put on this shirt and transmit as a team, that's what we want to do again tomorrow, although it will be complex and difficult. Concentration, effort and determination is something in which this team always has the best mark, “he said.

The Granada coach acknowledged that “it is being difficult” having to play so many games at the start of the season but that they are “doing very well” because of “the excellent attitude of the players and because they believe in what they do.”

“With almost no time to train, it is difficult to integrate new players or people who come from injury. When combining the real competition with the preparation there are factors that determine the line-ups, the match plans or the distribution of efforts,” he explained.

Diego Martínez made it clear that this Thursday he will draw “the most opportune and competitive team possible”, and clarified that they are “in a good moment” and that “whoever is left out” of the eleven or of the call will have to “continue very strong” .

In this regard, he pointed out that the Nigerian Ramon Azeez surely “has not played everything he deserved so far” but that both he and the Cameroonian Yan Eteki, integrated into the preseason later on having coronavirus, “are going to be important for the team “and account” one hundred percent with them.

When questioned about the LaLiga Santander clash against Atlético de Madrid on Sunday, he asserted that they think “solely and exclusively about tomorrow's game” because “the future does not exist” and “at any moment the country can be closed again.”