Juanfran confident of EL place

Levante defender Juanfran has insisted that his side will finish well enough to get into the Europa League places come the end of the season.

The Granoted are currently 11th in La Liga, five points behind Getafe in eighth place – which depending on Malaga's appaeal could be enough for a European place.

And the 36-year-old has claimed that the team have seen a meteoric rise over the past few seasons.

“I think yes, we will have enough to play in Europe again,” he told Marca. “We have to be realistic and see that it will be tough to repeat what we did last year.

“We did not expect to be where we are now. Last year was the first time we played in Europe and that is unbelievable.

“It would be nice to follow that up.”

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