Sosa: The run-in is long

Atletico Madrid midfielder Jose Sosa believes the final eight games of the season will feel a very long time for the leaders.

Diego Costa’s goal gave Atletico a 1-0 win over Granada on Wednesday night and coupled with Real Madrid’s defeat at Sevilla, meant Los Colchoneros are out on their own at the top of the table.

But speaking to reporters after the final whistle, Sosa predicted a hard end to the season for Atleti.

“I’m happy and the effort we’re putting in shows,” he said.

“We need to think of only ourselves in every game, that’s what has got us to this place.

“There’s not long to go in the season but it seems very long for us.

“We know it’ll be difficult. All the matches will be difficult. We can’t err in any of them and the details will decide a lot.

“Recently we were mathematically down but not we look forward to every game that comes.

“[Granada] was a difficult game. We won it by the minimum but we feel good.”

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