Levante not thinking beyond safety

Defender David Navarro insists miracle workers Levante are focused only on securing their survival.

The Granotes have overachieved again this season, replicating last year’s accomplishments by climbing up to 6th in La Liga.

Nonetheless Navarro does not believe the spectre of relegation has been banished just yet.

“We have taken an important step because we have 30 points and the numbers are good,” the 32-year-old told journalists earlier.

“Everything is fine, but things can turn around quickly. Only when you get salvation can you look up. Thereafter you fight for European places, but the primary goal is salvation.”

The former Valencia centre-back then discussed Wednesday’s Copa del Rey return against Real Zaragoza at La Romareda, with Levante needing to turn around a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

“Levante cannot afford to miss a competition. The eleven that go out to play will give 100 per cent to turn the tie around. We will go there with desire and see what we can do.”

Navarrro ended by speaking about his controversial reputation, having been involved in various violent incidents in the past.

“Honestly, what the views of the stands is doesn’t concern me. When you play away you usually receive insults and shouts, that happens in every stadium, its normal, and I don’t think there’s anything special about me.”
 

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