Diego Martínez: “The team has had the attitude to know how to adapt”

The coach of Pomegranate, Diego Martinez, highlighted “the mentality and adaptability” of his team after thrashing this Thursday in his continental premiere at Teuta (0-4), in Durres (Albania), and reach the third qualifying round for the Europa League group stage.

“Everything turned out very well because we won 0-4 thanks to the great attitude of the team to know how to adapt. Let's not forget to debut in Europe it is very difficult, and to do it with a 0-4 even more difficult, “he said Martinez after the game in a statement provided by the club.

The Granada coach pointed out that “the conditions of the match” against him Teuta Albanians were “very complex”, because “the field was impassable”, something that together with the wind “are factors that equalize the balance”.

“We knew we had to be very careful and adapt, and the team has done so. We have shown a lot of humility, a lot of ambition, and I'm proud of the players,” he said.

Diego Martinez He highlighted as keys to the crash “the mentality and the ability to adapt” of his players, who made “a great effort” and that in this strange start to the season due to the coronavirus they keep “rolling and preparing.”

He added that they are “happy with everyone's performance” and that they have to “enjoy the moment and have the illusion that Los Cármenes will be able to debut in Europe”, a fact that “fills them with pride and joy.”

“Than Los Cármenes dress for Europe It's something historic, “the Granada coach stressed, who is clear that” playing three games in a week is a sign of growth, that the team is doing things well. “

He acknowledged that he would have liked “to have been able to make more changes” already thinking about Sunday's game against Alavés and said that now they must recover and “know that whoever has not played can be important and decisive on Sunday, that is why we say that we need everything from everyone and at all times, “he insisted.

Martinez he dedicated the victory in the first European match in the club's history “to all of Granada” because, whenever its players wear “this shirt, they give their best”, and that “is what identifies and connects with the fans.”

He also remembered the recently deceased Rafa Lelo, a former Granada player who was closely linked to the club: “He is one of us and he would have been delighted to experience this moment; surely he has enjoyed it as a Granada player in his own way from wherever he is,” he said.