‘Zaragoza are what we are’

Manolo Jimenez was philosophical of Real Zaragoza’s ambitions this season, as they head into a potential relegation head-to-head clash with Granada.

Zaragoza travel away to the Andalucians this Sunday two points and two places beneath them in the table, but

“The meeting will be complicated because we are rivals and teams with similar profiles,” mused the Coach, before reflecting on the team’s recent form.

“We’ve not been winning, we have been working and have to start picking up points again because the team has so far worked very well. My players are humble people, phenomenal and with incredible courage.

“We are better than it has otherwise seemed even if we have to be realistic with what we have experienced at Real Zaragoza.

“We are what we are and not what we were, nor what we want to be either. We have to work appropriately with what we have available to us.

“We are in a large group of teams that are going to try and avoid relegation and we don’t want it to be us. We have a tough schedule, it is complicated and ugly, but hope that we do not have to save ourselves again on the final day. We are going to get things moving from the start.”

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