Anquela ‘would die’ for his team

Granada boss Juan Antonio Anquela has claimed he would 'die' for his players after some suggestions of disharmony in the dressing room.

El Grana drew 0-0 with Espanyol at Estadio Los Carmenes with reporters after the final whistle claiming that his players looked disinterest on the pitch.

But the 55-year-old has hit out saying he would defend his team to the death.

“I'll always be with my players through thick and thin,” he told a Press conference. “I know it's easy to throw the blame on them, but we are a team.

“If anything the main culprit is me. In football, I've been very good at times, but at the moment I'm sad and I need to find a hole to isolate myself in.

“My players are mine and I would die for them.”

He also commented on the calls from some fans for him to resign.

“I've been fighting my entire life,” he said. “Of course I have strength. I just think of the work I've done and how enjoyable it is.

“The fans can have their say. You cannot say anything about what they're chanting. My team have done things to win this match, but what worries me is seeing the sadness of the players because we deserved to win.

“All I can do is continue to work.”

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