‘Alcorcon, Getafe’s turning point’

Borja Fernandez has admitted that Getafe’s heavy defeat to Alcorcon last month may have proven the turning point to their form.

The Madrid side fell to a surprise 6-1 loss in an early-September friendly, but have responded in La Liga with a run of four wins from the last five rounds.

“It is clear that before that friendly with Alcorcon things were not right and now they are,” Borja considered to reporters this week.

“I do not know if it was that. It could be down to pride, or that we have taken a step forward. It is possible that we have changed whatever led to the Alcorcon result. But, if what had happened in that game had done so if we had more points on the board, then it would only have been an anecdote.

“Now we can get a fourth successive win? As far as I’m concerned, I am thinking about Granada. And if I talk to my colleagues, it is about Granada. The table does not mean anything. All of a sudden, we can drop from being fifth. If we think we are fifth, that we are one of the best and that we are not inferior to anyone, we will drop down again. Now we have to see what happens against Granada.

“We are tied for fifth and sixth and if we sleep then we can be down in 10th and then you have to do well again to move back up or drop further.

“We are best when we are having to paddle. We are all very happy and want to keep playing. To me, who has no chance of getting a call-up to the national team, I do not like this break.”

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