Diego Martínez: “This round of 16 tie is already something historic”

Message after the earthquakes in the province of Granada. “First of all, I want to send a message of support, trust and a wish that the material damage has not affected personal and health. It has been a difficult night in Granada due to the earthquakes. On behalf of the entire squad and coaching staff, I send a hug and all our affection to support the people of Granada ”.

The match against Navalcarnero. “The round of 16 tie in itself is something very beautiful and historic. We are going to face a rival that has eliminated three great teams like Badajoz, Las Palmas and Eibar. It competes very well and has the peculiarity of a field with synthetic grass. It is a very narrow field that will require other types of records. And its audience, which is also a determining factor in these types of matches.
He does not think of cornering the Cup. “We are going to compete with maximum concentration and enthusiasm. From last year's experience we know that these matches are tremendously demanding and there will be times for everything. The team is prepared from the conviction that we are in a round of 16 that are already a success ”.

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Luis Ayllón, Navalcarnero coach. “He's doing a great job. We did level III together (in 2008). I did the first two in Andalusia and the third, since I did not go out and it was the year that the regulations changed, I went from Motril to Alcázar de San Juan every Saturday. And then we had a 17-day intensive in Albacete. To try to get the course, we had to get the next preseason with Motril, which was the year he made the playoff. They are beautiful things about football, especially for those of us who come from far below to make a profession out of this passion ”.

Pride in the achievements of this team. “They have been two consecutive years beating the record for points in the first round, that is very difficult and, if you add the three competitions, it adds more value to what these players do. The other day I was talking to Manolo Lucena (he is the team delegate) telling him that we were very well. And he told me that very well no, that we are in the best moment of history. If the veterans of the place tell you, who are enjoying with the team, it is that it is the reflection of the majority of the people of Granada. You have to rely on that positivism ”.

Team attitude. “I love that we win the more games the better, but it cannot be guaranteed because this is a game and the opponent also plays. Everyone's trajectories are made up of losses, wins and draws. We can promise that this team is delivered to the end, because the values ​​of this team are always to deliver their maximum “
Effort of the players. “They are being squeezed beyond exhaustion and circumstances. I can only thank you and be proud. Then, in a competition to a match, anything can happen. But the attitude of the team is exemplary and when you drop everything, that intention already contains success and true value ”.