JIM overjoyed with qualification

Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez has admitted that he is overjoyed following his side's historic Europa League qualification.

The Granotes beat Helsingborgs 3-1 in Sweden to secure their safe passage from Group L, and the 48-year-old has conceded that he is delighted to go through.

“It is a tremendous joy,” he told a Press conference. “All the players are delighted. It seemed like a simple game, but we went ahead early on, and that made everything easier.

“It was a good match from our point of view because we had a commitment to make history. At 2-0, we certainly controlled the match, but they had their chances.

“I will not take any credit away from my team because they played a perfect game.”

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